First responders are on the scene of a school bus accident in New Jersey Thursday morning, and there are reports of serious injuries. The front end of the bus appeared to be crushed or ripped off, and it was sheared off its undercarriage.
An official tells News 4 the bus came from East Brook Middle School in Paramus, a public school serving roughly 650 students in grades 5-8. Children were seen in the median area away from the bus.
A large red dumper truck, also with a mangled front is stopped at the side of the road. Multiple ambulances responded to the scene.
All westbound lanes are presently closed.
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Students were reportedly from a middle school in the Paramus school district.
State police are investigating if there were any fatalities and injuries in the incident on Interstate.
Mount Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum said he rushed to the scene and was observing the rescue efforts from an overpass. The accident occurred on Route 80 in Morris County. "It's a horrific scene", Greenbaum said.
Hackettstown Medical Center told News 12 New Jersey they are receiving 10 patients from the crash.
Authorities confirmed multiple injuries to NBC, but did not detail how many or whether they included children.