A commuter bus crashed into 10 other vehicles on Route 130 in New Jersey this morning. Two people were seriously injured. The accident took place in South Brunswick, not far from the New Jersey Turnpike.
A Suburban Transit bus driver drove directly into cars stopped at a stop light. According to responding police officers, the bus was traveling at a high rate of speed. The force of the collision pushed several vehicles off the roadway. Many sustained serious damage.
The South Brunswick Police Department is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident. It’s possible the driver was distracted, and failed to notice the stopped traffic.
At least seven people were injured, two of which had serious injuries. They were transported by ambulance to local hospitals for treatment. Thankfully, no passengers were on board the bus at the time of the crash. Had there been people in the bus, the number of casualties would be much higher.
Route 130 is a main thoroughfare for commuters, and can be congested during peak hours. The southbound lanes were closed for almost two hours while emergency responders cleared the road.