Earlier today, a commuter bus headed into New York City collided with a mini school bus. Daniel Jean-Pierre, a driver for Academy Bus Lines, was carrying roughly thirty people into the City when he rear-ended the school bus, which then flipped over. The Academy Bus then veered off the roadway and struck both a telephone pole and a tree. The driver of the Academy bus suffered severe leg injuries and was take to a local hospital for surgery. Fortunately, at the time of the accident there were no children on the school bus.
At least seventeen people were injured aboard the Academy bus, with two currently in critical condition at local hospitals. The other fifteen passengers were taken to local hospitals and are in stable condition. When the bus crashed into the tress, the tree caved, “shattering its windshield and pinning the drivers leg, while a large branch protruded from the vehicle’s roof.” The school bus has slowed down to make a right hand turn to pick up students from an apartment complex when the Academy bus hit it from behind. The bus flipped onto its side, “atop a fenced-off backup power supply station.” The school bus driver and an aide aboard the bus were able to escape via a roof hatch.
NYC-bound commuter bus, school bus, crash in NJ, www.miamiherald.com January 10, 2013
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