School bus leaves road, hits tree in Hopewell Twp., NJ

April 11, 2013 10:04:58 AM PDT
A small school bus carrying seven people left the roadway and struck a tree in Hopewell Township, Mercer County Thursday morning.

The accident happened in the northbound lanes of Route 29 near the entrance to the Mercer County Corrections Facility.

The Irving Raphael Bus Company vehicle was transporting students to the ESC School in West Amwell when the accident occurred.

Five students, the driver and a bus aide suffered only minor bumps and bruises in the incident.

At this time it remains unclear how the driver lost control.