2 buses, rig, collide in NJ Turnpike crash

BORDENTOWN, N.J. - December 21, 2008 The accident occurred around 5:15 this morning when, police say, a bus travelling northbound near mile marker 55 overturned due to the icy roads. A tractor trailer traveling behind the bus applied its brakes, but wasn't able to stop in time, smashing into the bus.

The driver of the tractor trailer got out of the rig to check on the passengers in the bus. That's when a second bus rammed the back of the tractor trailer. A passenger vehicle was also involved in the crash.

Numerous ambulances were summoned to the scene.

A total of 17 people were injured on the two buses. Two people from the passenger vehicle were also injured. Officials say no one was seriously injured.

The uninjured passengers are being taken by ambulances to a rest stop at mile marker 56.5 where they will be getting on NJ Transit buses and taken to an area where they will be served coffee and given the opportunity to make phone calls.

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