School bus ripped apart by dump truck, pupil and teacher killed
School-Bus-Crash-640×480 School bus ripped apart by dump truck, pupil and teacher killed South Africa News truck teacher school ripped pupil KILLED dump bus One pupil and a teacher have been killed, after the school bus they were travelling in was ripped apart by a dump truck on Thursday.
The school bus was ferrying pupils on a field trip, but tragedy unfolded when the two heavy vehicles collided on the Interstate 80 in Mount Olive. More than 40 people needed to be treated in hospital, following the accident. The crash took place about 80km west of New York.
The circumstances behind the crash are still being investigated.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said the truck driver was among those who had been hospitalised. The truck company in question is under severe scrutiny though, as there are reports of recent incidents.
“At a local hospital this evening, Tammy Murphy and I visited privately with families and injured students involved in today’s school bus crash on Route 80,” said Gov. Murphy via his Facebook feed.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all families and school officials affected by today’s tragedy,” added Murphy.
“Our hearts are broken by today’s tragedy,” he said.