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New Jersey bus accident kills 2, injures at least 7

June 03, 2014

Two people died and several others suffered injuries in a New Jersey crash involving a car and an NJ TRANSIT bus on May 26. Reports indicated that police continued to investigate to determine what factors may have contributed to the car accident.

The accident occurred around 1:50 p.m. in Pleasantville near the intersection of Franklin Boulevard and Old Turnpike Road. Witnesses to the crash described a red sedan speeding in the 25 mph zone on northbound Franklin when the driver apparently lost control, crossing over into the southbound lane and colliding with the bus before spinning around. The driver and one passenger in the car died. The bus driver and at least three passengers on the bus suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the 502 Line bus, which originated in Atlantic City bound for Hamilton Mall, moved it onto the sidewalk after the collision.

Police closed a stretch of Franklin Road to process and clear the scene. Witnesses estimated the sedan’s speed was at least 60 mph when collided with the bus. Officers continued to investigate the car’s speed and whether there could have been other factors that contributed to the accident.

Driving at excessive speeds can place other motorists at risk of injury or death. People who suffer injuries in high-speed accidents may need inpatient treatment at hospitals and physical therapy or other costly treatment after their release. Families of deceased victims may struggle with medical bills and funeral expenses after losing their loved ones’ incomes. Personal injury attorneys may be able to help victims or their families file suit against negligent drivers or their estates after accidents.

Source: CBS Philadelphia, ‘Two dead, several injured in Pleasantville bus crash,” Steve Patterson, Molly Daly, May 26, 2014

Source: CBS New York, “2 Killed When Car, Bus Collide In Pleasantville, New Jersey“, May 26, 2014

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