Residents who live in New Jersey know car accidents can and do happen on roads, highways and freeways despite the attempts of most drivers to operate their vehicles safely. When these crashes involve large vehicles like tractor-trailers or commercial buses, the outcomes can be quite serious due to the large size and weight of these vehicles. An example of this can be seen in a recent tragic event that occurred in Morris County.
According to a report by ABC7 New York, three passenger vehicles were involved in a collision with a commercial passenger bus along a stretch of Interstate 80. The incident took place just before 8:00 p.m. on a weekday evening. There were approximately 24 people on the bus. It is not known how many passengers might have been in any of the three vehicles that the bus collided with.
A college student who was en route to visit her family was said to have been thrown from the bus. The 21-year-old woman died at the accident scene. As many as 20 other people were transported to a hospital for treatment. Of the people who required treatment, one was said to be in critical condition and two others were listed as being in serious condition.
No details have yet been released about what may have precipitated or caused the wreck and who may be at fault. Authorities are pursuing an investigation into the case and may likely look for clues involving potential drug or alcohol use, driver fatigue, driver distraction, excessive speed and more.