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Newark Bus Accident Leaves One Man Dead, Many Injured After NJ Crash

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Posted on Oct 06, 2013

Police are still investigating the cause of a Newark bus accident that killed a driver as he collided with a NJ TRANSIT bus on September 11, 2013.

The NJ TRANSIT bus crash occurred shortly after 5:15 p.m. Wednesday evening. According to reports, a van crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with the bus at the intersection of Doremus Avenue and Port Street.

The driver of the van, whose name has not been released, was critically injured in the crash. According to the Star-Ledger, the man was taken to University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. It has been confirmed that there was a passenger in the van, but his or her condition has not been updated.

NJ TRANSIT spokesman John Durso, Jr., told the media that the bus driver honked his horn before the collision, but was unable to avoid contact with the van. Durso confirmed that 17 passengers were aboard the 40 line bus, which operates between Elizabeth and North Arlington, at the time of the accident. Fourteen riders sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the crash, including facial lacerations and chest injuries, and were transported from the scene to nearby hospitals for treatment.

There has been speculation that the driver of the van may have experienced a sudden medical emergency prior to the crash. It is not known whether drugs or alcohol played a part in the accident.

The accident remains under investigation by Newark and NJ TRANSIT police.

Our attorneys and staff wish to extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim as we keep him in our thoughts and prayers.

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