NJ Transit bus strikes, kills pedestrian in Voorhees
Submitted by New Jersey Transit Bus Crash Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark.
VOORHEES – A person was struck and killed by a NJ Transit bus on Tuesday afternoon, law enforcement officials confirmed.
At approximately 1:41 p.m., Voorhees police were sent to Boscov’s at the Voorhees Town Center for a report of a “pedestrian crash involving a NJ Transit bus,” according to police.
“Patrol units rendered emergency care to the victim,” said Voorhees police Capt. Carmen Del Palazzo. “Subsequently, EMS arrived and pronounced the pedestrian.”
The department’s traffic unit and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office are handling the investigation, Del Palazzo said.
The New Jersey State Police Heavy Truck Enforcement Unit is inspecting the bus, he said.
“Right now we’re looking to see if anyone has seen the crash, any witnesses that may’ve left prior to our arrival or anything like that,” Del Palazzo said. “You never know. We’re working to try to get video surveillance from the mall, too.”
NJ Transit spokesperson Lisa Torbic said the bus involved was the 403 line, which started at the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden and was heading toward Turnersville.
“We had three customers on board, none of those customers were injured,” she said. “The operator was transported to a local hospital for observation.”
The identity of the victim was not made public pending family notification.
The Voorhees Town Center was previously the Echelon Mall.
Originally published here by courierpostonline.com