New Jersey school bus and truck in head-on collision

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A school bus and a truck have collided on a New Jersey interstate, leaving an unknown number of people injured.

Pictures from the scene show the wreck of the yellow American school bus on its side, lying across crash barriers on the central reservation.

The front of the bus is mangled and the vehicle is missing its wheels.

There are thought to have been around 40-46 people on board.

A large red dumper truck, also with a mangled front is stopped at the side of the road.

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The yellow bus on its side after the crash

Police have said they are investigating a “serious” accident.

According to US media, 10 people have been taken to the Hackettstown Medical Center, 10 have been taken to St Clare’s Hospital and others have been taken to the Morristown Medical Center.

Mount Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum told The Record: “There’s an incredible emergency response from throughout Morris County and by state police. It’s a horrific scene.”

The bus is marked as a Paramus School District vehicle, and it is understood that a fifth-grade class trip from the district was scheduled for Waterloo Village, an historic site five miles from the crash scene.

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