A school bus and dump truck collided on a New Jersey highway Thursday, ripping apart the bus, knocking it on its side and injuring multiple people, according to police.
The body of the bus came completely off its chassis and was resting on its side in the highway median.
The bus was from East Brook Middle School in Paramus, New Jersey, Police Chief Ken Ehrenberg said, according to WPVI-TV.
The crash took place at around 9:30 a.m. on I-80 westbound near Exit 25 and Route 206.
School bus crash on Route 80 in Mount Olive on May 17, 2018. One eastbound lane has since reopened. The school district's office said the superintendent is working on a statement.
Multiple people have been taken to the hospital.
"There's an incredible emergency response from throughout Morris County and by State Police".
State police said an unknown number of children were on the bus, but they don't know how serious the injuries might be. "It's a horrific scene", Mt. Morristown Medical Center confirmed it was receiving patients but a spokesperson did not know how many were expected to arrive at the hospital. "I can only describe it as horrific", Greenbaum said.
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Gov. Murphy has also been briefed on the situation, and the National Transportation Safety Board says it is gathering information on the crash.
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