'Horrific' school bus crash in New Jersey

School bus and truck collide on New Jersey highway

"It's a horrific scene", Mount Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum told The Record.

A school bus and dump truck collided on a New Jersey highway Thursday, ripping apart the bus, knocking it on its side and injuring multiple people, according to police. "It doesn't take long to look at this accident scene and to understand how horrific the injuries would be".

A school bus was involved in a serious accident in Mount Olive on May 17, 2018.

The front of the school bus was reportedly badly damaged in the crash and various parts of the vehicle were seen laying on the highway. Photos from the scene: The bus was said to be occupied with 40 to 46 people at the time, with students from East Brook Middle School in Paramus.

All westbound lanes are closed near Exit 25. The school's calendar shows a scheduled fifth-grade class trip to Waterloo Village in Stanhope. The top of the bus came completely off of the undercarriage of the bus.

"My heart goes out to the people of Paramus", Greenbaum said. Children were seen in the median area away from the bus.

69 News is working to determine the extent of injuries.

Traffic was shut down on I-80 in both directions near the site of the accident. The eastbound right and center lanes have reopened.

Gov. Murphy has also been briefed on the situation, and the National Transportation Safety Board says it is gathering information on the crash. Stay with abc7NY for the latest developments.

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