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32 Injured in New Jersey Bus Crash

32 people were injured Friday morning after a tour bus crashed with a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Details of the New Jersey Bus Crash

According to reports, the crash occurred around 12:30 am near the 19 mile marker in West Deptford Township. The collision caused the Panda bus to overturn and the tractor-trailer to jackknife.

32 of the bus’s passengers were transported to emergency rooms for medical evaluations. The driver of the tractor-trailer was uninjured in the crash.

The bus is registered to Eagle Bus in Waltham, Massachusetts. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

National Bus Accident Statistics

The following information is provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):

  • 3,978 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal accidents in 2014.
  • Transit buses accounted for 33 percent of all bus accident recorded between 2004 and 2014. Inner city buses account for 13 percent of bus accidents.
  • From 2009 to 2014, the number of injury related crashes involving buses and large trucks increased by 55 percent.

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