New Jersey bus driver killed after 2 transit buses collide; multiple injured

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NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey transit driver was killed and multiple injured when two buses collided, forcing one to flip over and apparently be partially split at a Newark intersection Friday morning.

One bus appeared to have T-boned another at Raymond Boulevard and Broad Street, Air11 showed as of 6:17 p.m.

A bus driver was found dead when medics arrived, an EMS source tells PIX11. It was not known which bus the driver was in.

One bus is on its side, and the top appeared partially split.

Multiple ambulances and fire engines were at the scene, and an apparent triage center was established at a nearby center median where several people were seen lying on the concrete as they were treated by medical officials.

One witness said she saw 20 to 30 people removed from the wrecked buses.

"It's devastating," she said. “People just need to respect the road. Take your time, be late. You are where you’re supposed to be at the time you’re there because that’s where God had you."

Another woman said she believed one of the buses had ran a red light. Officials have not commented on the statement.

Both buses were emblazoned with the NJ Transit Bus logo.

New Jersey Transit officials have not responded to PIX11's requests for comment, and a spokesperson was heading to the scene as of 7:20 a.m.

The buses involved appeared to be Nos. 5612 and 5784. According to, 5612 was heading from New York City to Orange and 5784 was driving from North Arlington to Newark Penn Station.

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