HomeWire ReportsNew Jersey School Bus Bursts into Flames, Students Evacuate Safely

New Jersey School Bus Bursts into Flames, Students Evacuate Safely

Six individuals, including four Jersey City students with special needs, ran to safety minutes before the school bus they were traveling in caught fire in North Bergen, New Jersey, reported NJ. Com.

On July 12, a school bus was heading toward Jersey City from Paramus School in the afternoon when the undercarriage of the school bus caught fire on the ramp leading to Route 1 and 9.

North Bergen Police Capt. Jorge Raposo said the bus driver pulled over and along with the other faculty member on board evacuated the four students alongside the roadway.

By the time first responders got to the scene, the bus was engulfed in flames.

The blaze was first reported at approximately 2:20 p.m. Authorities said via the news report, it was declared under control an hour later after it was reduced to its frame.


Related: Indiana School Bus Catches Fire with Students on Board
Related: Nebraska School Bus Catches on Fire
Related: New Jersey School Bus That Went Missing Was Found
Related: New Jersey School Bus Crash Leaves Six Injured

May 2024

This month's issue features articles on how technology can further student safety and optimize transportation operations. Learn more about...

Buyer’s Guide 2024

Find the latest vehicle production data and budget reports, industry trends, and contact information for state, national and federal...
Advertisement

Poll

Is your district on a 4-day school week?
107 votes
VoteResults
Advertisement