A truck collided with a school bus on a New Jersey highway Thursday morning, leaving multiple people injured, reports said. The front end of the bus appeared to be crushed or ripped off, and it was sheared off its undercarriage. It happened around 9:30 a.m. with a bus carrying middle school students from the Paramus school district. A piece of the front end of the bus with the steering wheel visible was laying on top of the metal barrier separation the highway from the median.
Manuel Absalon, a tourist from Mexico who was traveling on a New York City-bound bus from Toronto on Route 80, says he didn't see the actual collision but was struck by the aftermath.
Mount Olive police are advising parents of students from Paramus to contact Paramus police at 201-262-3400.
All lanes of I-80 are closed in the area and drivers should expect heavy delays.
"There's an incredible emergency response from throughout Morris County and by state police".
State police are investigating if there were any fatalities and injuries in the incident on Interstate.
According to United States 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. "I can only describe it as horrific", Mount Olive Mayor Robert Greenbaum told CBS New York.
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