On Tuesday evening, a double-decker bus from New York City overturned in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, leaving one passenger dead and at least two dozen others hurt.
According to the New Jersey State Police, the incident occurred just before 7 p.m. Tuesday evening in Woodbridge Township, on the southbound entrance ramp to the Thomas Edison Service Area. The double-decker bus was heading from NYC to Philadelphia when it collided with a Ford F-150 pickup truck, according to police. The circumstances were still under investigation.
As a result of the deadly crash, one person died and there were multiple injuries, police confirmed, with about 20 people hurt. At least five suffered serious injuries, including the driver of the bus. Police said that no one in the car was injured. Two of those injured in the crash were airlifted to the hospital.
Although the cause of the crash remains unknown, the bus was left on its side with those inside having to climb out of windows or a hatch on the roof, while firefighters were seen using jaws of life to cut into the vehicle to rescue any others who may have been inside.