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One Dead After Garbage Truck Collides Head-On with NJ Transit Bus

One person is dead following a head-on collision between a transit bus and a garbage truck in New Jersey on Tuesday.

Details of the New Jersey Bus Crash

According to NBC New York, the fatal crash occurred on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood at around 1 pm. No passengers were on the bus at the time of the accident, but the driver of the bus was pronounced dead after undergoing surgery.

The driver of the truck and three passengers were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

First responders and law enforcement vehicle remained at the scene through the afternoon to clear the scene.

It is unclear if either vehicle was traveling on the wrong side of the road at the time of the accident.

Bus Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation:

  • There were 4,311 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2015, which was an 8 percent increase from the previous year.
  • From 2005 to 2015, intercity buses accounted for 13 percent, and school buses and transit buses accounted for 41 percent and 33 percent, respectively, for all buses involved in crashes that were fatal.
  • Between 2014 and 2015, the number of buses involved in crashes that caused fatalities increased from 236 to 261, which is an increase of 11 percent.

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