Several injured after NJ Transit bus, car collide in Newark

Submitted by NJ bus accident lawyer, Jeffrey Hark.

 

A New Jersey Transit bus and a car collided in Newark Friday, injuring seven people.

The vehicles collided on Central Avenue and South Eighth Street just before 2 a.m. NJ Transit said the bus, the No. 34 from Newark to Bloomfield, at the time of the crash.

The car appears to have run a red light at the intersection, according to the New York City Police Department. The driver and passenger in the car, which was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the collision, were the most seriously injured.

The driver tried to run away on foot from the crash but was caught. He is in custody on suspicion of drunk driving.

Eight people were injured, most of them were on the bus. Two people are considered critical.

The car’s passenger was taken to University Hospital in Newark in critical condition. About a half dozen people on the bus were also treated. None had life threatening injuries.

Originally published here by ABC 7online.com

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