OLD BRIDGE, N.J. — A dramatic crash in New Jersey sent a school bus airborne, then into a generator which eventually caused the bus to “get hot”. Luckily, no children were on the bus at the time of the accident that happened about 8:30 a.m.
Witnesses say a commuter bus rear-ended the school bus. An eyewitness said when he got to this school bus, he and another eyewitness observed no kids on board, but the driver and bus aid were still strapped into their seats. They helped bring them out through the roof hatch.
The efforts to free the driver of the larger commuter bus proved to be much more challenging, with the driver’s side crushed into a tree. Rescuers finally cut him out of the wreckage as paramedics helped care for the dozens of passengers who were on board.