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Fatal NJ Transit Bus Crash in Newark, NJ

NJ Transit Bus Crash

There is one person dead and multiple others hurt after two New Jersey Transit buses collided this morning around 6 A.M. in Newark, NJ.

One bus struck the other in a T-bone fashion at the intersection of Raymond Boulevard and Broad Street, injuring multiple passengers, NJ Transit spokesman Jim Smith said.

A No. 59 bus was traveling west on Raymond Boulevard when it struck a No. 13 bus traveling north on Broad Street.

The crash involved the number 59 bus from Dunellen to Newark and the number 13 bus from Irvington to Clifton. The 59 was empty, while the 13 had 20 passengers on board.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed one person died.

Raymond Bouevard and Broad Street remain closed as of 8:15 a.m. and traffic is being detoured onto University Avenue.

Chopper footage shows one bus smashed into the other, crumpling the multi-ton vehicle like an accordion and spewing glass on the ground amid mangled chunks of metal.

Out of 139 reportable NJ Transit crashes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration during the past 24 months, one resulted in a fatality, according to agency records.

NJ Transit buses have outward and inward facing cameras that come on during a crash or hard braking or a sudden turn to record incidents.

Source: Jeff Goldman

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