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Police: Hit-run driver caused turnpike bus crash

August 12, 2018 05:21 PM

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — State police have confirmed that a hit-and-run driver caused a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that overturned a school bus taking families home from a picnic. Dozens of people were sent to hospitals, but no serious injuries were reported.

Sgt. Jeff Flynn says Sunday that a northbound car struck a guardrail and then hit the bus, which hit another car and overturned. It happened at about 5 p.m. Saturday in East Brunswick. The first driver left the scene.

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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka says the bus was returning to Newark from his annual Mayor's Family Reunion/Picnic at Black Bear Lake Country Club in Millstone.

Flynn says 42 people, many of them minors, were transported to three hospitals, all with non-life-threatening injuries. Two adults and two children remained hospitalized Sunday morning.

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