The No. 59 and No. 13 New Jersey Transit buses were involved in a horrific T-bone accident in Newark. The bus accident killed two people and injured 17 others, some of which were critical injuries. There were no passengers on the No. 59 bus, which was broadsided near Broad Street. However, the bus driver was killed. The No. 13 bus had 17 passengers on it. One passenger died upon impact; the remaining 16 and the driver were all taken to a nearby hospital. Five passengers remained at the hospital in serious condition. While police are still investigating the cause of the accident, they believe one of the bus drivers ran a red light. Why Do Bus Accidents Happen? While New Jersey bus accidents are somewhat rare, they can cause injuries and destruction on a much larger scale than normal car accidents. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there…
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Last month, a passenger bus slammed into exactly 10 vehicles at a stoplight in South Brunswick. The Coach USA bus crashed through two lanes of cars stopped at a red light. The bus mangled several cars, shoved a few vehicles off of the roadway and crushed the rest. Seven people were injured in the accident, and two of them sustained serious injuries. The victims with the more serious injuries included a 35-year-old man with a fractured back and a 61-year-old woman with a fractured pelvis and ribs. Firefighters were forced to use the Jaws of Life, a hydraulic extrication tool, to free two of the crash victims from their vehicles. Fortunately, the passenger bus was empty. The bus accident forced the South Brunswick Police Department to shut down the Route 130 for two hours. Though investigators have ruled out weather conditions, police are still investigating the cause of the accident….
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