Police in Chester Township NJ are investigated a car crash involving a school bus on Route 206.
According to law enforcement, the accident occurred on Route 206 near Foxchase Road shortly after 6:00 am.
A Washington Township Board of Education school bus was traveling to West Morris Mendham High School. The 2003 Blue Bird Bus was reportedly attempting to cross over the highway from Lamerson Road.
A Piscataway New Jersey man behind the wheel of a 2011 Nissan Murano allegedly slammed into the school bus while driving northbound on Route 206.
The 23-year-old driver of the car was injured in the crash. Emergency medical responders treated him at the scene before taking him to Morristown Medical Center, where he received further treatment for his injuries.
There were seven high school students on board the bus. Thankfully, none them were injured as a result of the accident.
After the accident, local police closed down all but one lane on Route 206. For the next hour, traffic alternated on the lane before law enforcement reopened the highway.
According to a Chester Township Police Department lieutenant, the investigation into the accident is active and ongoing. Chester police are trying to determine the exact cause of the accident.
If police eventually determine that the driver of the Nissan Murano was at fault for the crash, it’s possible that he could face serious charges for traffic violations like reckless driving or careless driving.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Students Uninjured After Car Crashes into School Bus in Chester Township.”