1 adult, 1 student killed on bus that crashed with truck

HORROR IN NJ: School Bus & Dump Truck Collide On Route 80; Fatalities Reported, Many Injured

HORROR IN NJ: School Bus & Dump Truck Collide On Route 80; Fatalities Reported, Many Injured

Two other buses in the field trip convoy also carrying fifth-graders on the same trip returned to Paramus, officials said.

The crash took place on Route 80 westbound in Mount Olive Township, New Jersey State Police said.

The front end of the dump truck involved in the crash was mangled, and the condition of the truck driver wasn't known.

"Our hearts are broken by today's tragedy", he tweeted.

A school bus after it collided with a dump truck, injuring multiple people in New Jersey. School bus crashes killed 902 people in other vehicles over that span.

Some of the victims crawled out of the emergency exit in the back of the bus and an escape hatch on the roof.

"Everybody's trying to make sense of this", Murphy said. The bus had been taking the schoolchildren to Waterloo village on a class outdoor education trip.

"There's an incredible emergency response from throughout Morris County and by State Police". A couple more turns before a driver reaches the historic canal site.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy arrived at the scene just before 2 p.m. ET then headed to the school.

The NTSB investigates civil transportation accidents, such as plane and train crashes.

Seven adults, including the driver, and 38 students were on board the bus, Murphy said, and 43 people of those 45 were injured and hospitalized. Mount Olive is about 40 miles west of Paramus.

The Democratic governor went to the school. "These (previous accidents) should be eye-openers for the company, for them to say, 'hey, we need to do something before the big one happens.' Sadly, it looks like maybe it has".

The Paramus school district said in a statement that the students were headed to the Waterloo Village historic site about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from the East Brook Middle School.

The bus leaned against a crushed metal guardrail with the front cab torn and twisted away.

Victims of the crash were taken to Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Health, St. Clare's Dover Hospital and St. Clare's Denville Hospital. Mount Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum told HLN that there are fears some may have been ejected from one of the vehicles involved in the accident.

The chassis is the "base frame of a motor vehicle", and NBC 4 in NY reports that the school bus had its ripped off entirely during the accident.

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