A school bus has collided with a dump truck this morning on Route 80, a major highway in New Jersey. A unknown number of children were on the bus, and there are reports of multiple serious injuries.
At least a dozen ambulances have been called to the scene, and victims are being transported to nearby Morristown.
A full-size school bus with children aboard and a dump truck collided on a major New Jersey highway Thursday, leaving the bus partly demolished on its side in the median and multiple people with unknown injuries, authorities say.
An unknown number of children were on board the school bus at the time of the 10:20 a.m. Route 80 westbound crash near exit 25, according to the New Jersey State Police.
No additional details on the children or the nature of the injuries were available. Morristown Medical Center confirmed it was receiving patients but a spokesperson did not know how many were expected to arrive at the hospital.
— William Westhoven (@wwesthoven) May 17, 2018
A photo obtained by News 4 shows a large, heavily damaged bus on its side in the median, surrounded by dozens of emergency and law enforcement vehicles. The front of the bus is barely recognizeable, a mangled chunk of broken-apart machinery spread from the highway shoulder lane through the median.
Route 80 is totally closed in both directions in the area, with westbound traffic diverted at exit 26. Expect heavy traffic and delays on Route 46, Mount Olive police say.
Here are additional pictures and video from the scene.
Medical caravan leaving the bus crash scene… pic.twitter.com/vE3TKKRFSB
— Henry Rosoff (@HenryRosoff) May 17, 2018
The bus involved in Thursday's crash in New Jersey appears to have been knocked off its chassis. Here's what else we know so far: https://t.co/CvlJxFVXFd (Credit: Christopher Thiele) pic.twitter.com/63DVaDteCK
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) May 17, 2018
NBC 4 NEWS: Photos emerge from scene of horrific crash involving school bus and dump truck on New Jersey highway pic.twitter.com/tYyLJFTt4h
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) May 17, 2018
We will update the New Jersey bus crash story as details become available.