School bus collides with utility pole in Paterson

Police and emergency medical crews are on the scene of a bus crash in Paterson. The bus was headed to DePaul Catholic High School when

Students on the bus were headed to DePaul Catholic High School.

Students on the bus were headed to DePaul Catholic High School. (1/15/14)

PATERSON - Police and emergency medical crews are on the scene of a bus crash in Paterson.

The bus was headed to DePaul Catholic High School when it collided with a utility pole at around 7 a.m. The crash happened on Valley Road near Route 19. It appears the bus might have hit a patch of black ice.

DePaul Catholic School President Joseph Tweed told News 12 New Jersey all students were accounted for and safe. Tweed said five kids were taken to a nearby hospital with minor complaints. Thirty one kids were aboard the bus at the time of the crash.

All of the students’ parents have been contacted. 

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