Several children injured in Route 280 bus crash

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Several people were injured in a school bus crash in Newark. Several people were injured in a school bus crash in Newark.
NEWARK -

Several children were hurt Wednesday afternoon when their school bus was involved in a crash on Route 280 in Newark.

New Jersey State Police say that the four-vehicle crash happened on Route 280 westbound near the border of East Orange around 3:18 p.m.

The crash involved the school bus, a BMW, Mazda and Ford. Police did not release many details about the crash, but helicopter footage showed that the bus has crashed through a guardrail on the side of the road and was partially hanging in a wooded area.

Police say that the children were not seriously injured. The children, along with the drivers of the Mazda and Ford and a passenger, were all taken to University Hospital to be checked out.

A portion of Route 280 was closed for a time while the crash was cleared.

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