HomeWire ReportsNew Jersey School Bus That Went Missing Was Found

New Jersey School Bus That Went Missing Was Found

A school bus filled with elementary students went missing for almost an hour in New Jersey, before it was ultimately found in another town, reported NBC New York.

The incident occurred Thursday morning, when the bus hit a red barricade next to a pump at a gas station in Bridgewater.

According to the article, Patrick Blazure witnessed the moment when the bus crashed, and he immediately knew something was wrong with the driver.

Police stated via the article that the 80-year-old operator was supposed to drop the students off at Mount Horeb School in Warren Township. But when the bus never arrived, district officials and police went into emergency mode.

Investigators stated that the driver suffered an apparent medical emergency and crashed the bus as he was pulling into a parking lot just off Route 22.

Officers reportedly added that the bus impacted the back of a flat-bed trailer, as the driver was still trying to maneuver the bus. The driver seemed dazed, confused and was reportedly completely out of it. About 20 students were on board the bus at the time of the incident, but no injuries were reported.

The students were reportedly checked out by the school nurse and boarded another bus. It was unclear what kind of medical emergency the driver suffered. The driver was checked out by doctors at the scene. The incident remains under investigation.


Related: Stolen Car Crashes into School Bus in Wisconsin
Related: Stolen Vehicle Crashes into New York School Bus
Related: New Jersey School District Ending Bus Service for 3K Students
Related: New Jersey Bus Driver Mentors Elementary School Children Through Reading

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?
131 votes
VoteResults
Advertisement