May 20, 2018

School Bus & Dump Truck Collide During Field Trip & the Photos Are Terrifying

18 May 2018, 04:17 | Devin Moran

A number of ambulances have been dispatched after a college bus and dump truck collided on Interstate 80 in New Jersey on Thursday

New Jersey School Bus Crash 1

"So then a few people got out of the windows and they got out of the emergency exit on the top, on the roof".

According to USA media, 10 people have been taken to the Hackettstown Medical Center, 10 have been taken to St Clare's Hospital and others have been taken to the Morristown Medical Center.

Paramus Council President Holly Tedesco, who is also the borough's Police Commissioner, said that crisis counselors were at the middle school for students and parents. "A lot of people were screaming and hanging from their seatbelts".

Officials declined to identify the student and teacher who were killed.

He said some of the 43 were in a critical condition and undergoing surgery.

It was initially reported that the bus had collided with a dump truck causing the bus to roll into the median and dislodge from its chassis. Emblazoned on the back of the truck: "In God we trust".

Route 80 is closed in both directions in the area, police said.

More details to follow as they are released.

The driver of the garbage truck survived the crash according to Governor Murphy.

"We are devastated by today's event", Paramus public school superintendent Michele Robinson told a news conference.

The bus was carrying 38 students from East Brook Middle School in Paramus and seven adults, including the driver.

The Paramus school system said that the bus was taking students from East Brook Middle School to Waterloo Village, about five miles from the crash scene. The front of it was barely recognizable, a mangled chunk of broken-apart machinery spread from the highway shoulder lane through the guardrail and into the grassy median, where police and first responders are seen tending to stunned children.

The Morris County Prosecutor's Office has confirmed multiple deaths, though it's not clear how many or how old the victims were.

"We had every injury type that you can imagine for a scenario like this".

"My heart just dropped. No more field trips", said one woman.

The red truck involved is believed to be a Mendez Trucking vehicle. A message left with the company wasn't immediately returned. Mendez's rate was 37.9 percent, according to the FMCSA, while the national average is 20.7 percent. The dump truck seemed to be mostly intact, images from the crash scene showed.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 118 people on school buses were killed in crashes from 2007 to 2016, the past year for which data is available.

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