17 injured, 2 critical in bus collision in Old Bridge

Two of at least 17 people injured in a crash involving an Academy bus and an overturned school bus in Old Bridge are in critical

The accident happened on Route 9 North near Arcade Lane.

The accident happened on Route 9 North near Arcade Lane. (1/10/13)

OLD BRIDGE - Two of at least 17 people injured in a crash involving an Academy bus and an overturned school bus in Old Bridge are in critical condition.

A 42-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman are being treated in the trauma unit at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. The others are in stable condition at Raritan Bay Medical Center.

Police say the crash happened on Route 9 North near Arcade Lane.

Chopper 12 video from the scene showed the school bus flipped over onto its side. The Academy bus had struck a utility pole and a tree. The limb of that tree can was seen coming through the roof of the bus near where the driver was sitting.

Police Capt. Arthur Carullo says the two most severely injured in this morning's accident were both on the commuter bus and included the driver, whose legs were pinned.

No students were on the school bus. The police captain says the driver and an aide on that bus were able to escape on their own through a roof hatch.

Academy Bus spokesman Joe Orlando says the commuter bus route originated in Lakewood and was headed for Wall Street in Manhattan.

Route 9 southbound has since reopened. One northbound lane has also reopened. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: News conference on arrest in murder of 1 VIDEO: News conference on arrest in murder of Sarah Butler
News 12 New Jersey - Weather On The 2 New Jersey Weather Forecast
More than 1,000 runners dressed as Santa Claus 3 Santas run through Asbury Park for charity
Police: Teen student arrested for terror threats against 4 Police: Teen makes threats against Linden H.S. students
Andrew Ehinger shows off some gadgets that are 5 The Download - Hot for the Holidays: Part 2

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE