Pictured above: The NJ Transit Bus that crashed yesterday
Yesterday morning, on June 10th, an NJ Transit Public Bus rear-ended a private bus carrying a large group of Canadian middle-school students. The accident happened in the busy Lincoln Tunnel, a set of three tunnels that connect Weehawken, New Jersey, and New York. The bus carrying the 26 students and two staff members was operated by Denny's Bus Lines, a Canada-based bus company. The students had been visiting New York as part of a class trip when a Manhattan-bound NJ public bus crashed into their bus.
Most of the students, however, were uninjured. The NJ bus had an estimated 60 passengers onboard and 30 of those civilians, along with one Port Authority officer, were injured. New Jersey officials were called to the accident to help transport victims. One pregnant woman who was not on either bus went into labor in the tunnel and was taken to a nearby hospital. A second pregnant woman refused medical attention. As of today, the Port Authority has not issued any summon and will continue to investigate the case. The bus driver responsible for the accident has been taken out of service pending the completion of a full investigation.
Pictured below: A map of the Lincoln Tunnel
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