Submitted by New Jersey Bus Accident Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark
SOUTH BRUNSWICK – The township police department’s Traffic Safety Bureau is continuing its investigation into Thursday morning’s crash that left seven people injured, police said.
The crash, that closed down Route 130 for two hours, was reported at 6:30 a.m. when a bus heading south on Route 130 failed to stop and struck nine vehicles as it approached Friendship Road, Capt. James Ryan said.
The vehicles were all stopped for a red traffic signal at the time they were struck, he said. The Suburban Transit commuter bus pushed several vehicles off the roadway.
The Monmouth Junction Fire Department, South Brunswick EMS, Cranbury First Aid Squad, Monroe EMS along with paramedics responded to the scene. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extricate two drivers.
Three of the most seriously injured were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. A 61-year-old female from Princeton suffered a fracture pelvis and ribs; a 35-year-old man from Brick suffered a fractured back; and a 42-year-old man from the Dayton section of the township suffered a head laceration and was treated and released.
Four other drivers were transported to area hospitals. Two drivers refused medical attention.
Only the bus driver, Jamal L. Penten 30, of Lakewood, was on the bus at the time of the accident.
“Safety is our top priority and Suburban Transit is fully cooperating with the authorities with their investigation into the incident,” said Sean Hughes, director of corporate affairs, Suburban Transit.
Hughes said the bus left the Suburban Transit depot and was traveling to a park and ride before heading to New York City.
Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Jesse Blake at 732-329-4000, ext. 7474.
Originally published here by mycentraljersey.com.