New Jersey School Bus Carrying 42 Home From Picnic Overturns in Possible Hit-and-Run Crash

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There were no fatalities or serious injuries.

Dozens of passengers on a school bus who were on their way home from a picnic had a brush with death Saturday when a crash overturned them onto the New Jersey Turnpike. 

Cops sid the late afternoon incident in East Brunswick was the result of a collision with another vehicle that authorities initially said sped away from the scene, per CBS New York.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka walked back the hit-and-run assessment, saying it remained early in a continuing investigation.

My @InsideEdition shooter Fil & I just passed this school bus accident on the #NewJerseyTurnpike. (I shot this on my iPhone) Approx 15 injuries reported. Horrible scene!

August 11, 2018

Miraculously, there were no serious injuries or fatalities. However, the crash was grim reminder of another New Jersey school bus crash that left a young student and beloved middle school teacher dead.

Thirty-six adults and children were taken to a hospital in Edison to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

“Obviously people are shaken up, you had children involved,” Baraka said after traveling to the hospital Saturday night. “People are concerned about the well-being of their children, they want to go home and not be at a hospital all night."

Multiple lanes of the busy New Jersey Turnpike were closed for about an hour while authorities cleared the roadway.