MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. — Multiple injuries were reported after a school bus was involved in a serious crash on a New Jersey highway Thursday morning, CBS New York reports. A dump truck and a school bus crashed in the town of Mount Olive, according to Mayor Robert Greenbaum.
“It’s a horrific scene,” Greenbaum said, according to NorthJersey.com
The bus was carrying students from Paramus Middle School who were on a field trip to Waterloo Village, a historic site in New Jersey.
The crash took place around 10:30 a.m. on I-80 westbound near Exit 25 and Route 206. The cabin of the bus appeared to have come completely off its chassis, and the bus was resting on its side in the median of the highway.
Numerous people could be seen gathered in the median apparently treating injuries.
The injured were being rushed to at least two area hospitals. The exact number and extent injuries was not immediately known.
Traffic was shut down on I-80 in both directions near the site of the accident. Some lanes have since reopened.
The National Transportation Safety Board said it was gathering information on the crash.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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