NJ School Bus Crash Leaves Student & Teacher Dead; 43 in Hospital
Thirty-eight students and 7 teachers were on board a school bus that was transporting 5th graders from East Brooke Middle School on a field trip to Waterloo Village on Thursday morning.
The trip turned horrific when the bus allegedly collided with a dump truck on Rt 80 around Exit 25 in Mt. Olive, and then hit a guard rail -- leaving students and teachers scattered across the median and interstate.
According to NJ.com: As of now, some victims of the crash have been sent to Level 1 trauma centers in Morristown, where some are still undergoing surgery. The life of one 5th grade student and a teacher, have already been taken amongst the crash.
The community jumped to the scene as it happened, where people were pulling over and running out of their cars to help pull the traumatized students and teachers out of the bus.
The rest of NJ and the nation have shown support, and have taken to social media to send the love and prayers to families, students, teachers, the education system, and the community of Paramus.
A Go-Fund Me page has already been created to help send financial support to the families and children in need of care from this tragic incident. In just 9 hours, the cause has already raised almost $4,000.