Police: Tour Bus Crash On N.J. Turnpike Kills 2

Dozens Of Injuries Just Days After Horrific NYC Accident

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — State police said two people were dead following a luxury bus crash on the New Jersey Turnpike on Monday night.

Authorities told CBS 2 the accident happened around 9 p.m. as the bus, which was headed from New York City’s Chinatown to Philadelphia, neared Exit 9. The driver of the bus was ejected through the front windshield and killed.

Forty people were transported to area hospitals, some with serious injuries, police said.

The bus, operated by Super Luxury Tours, Inc. of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., slammed into a guard rail and a concrete abutment while traveling south on the Turnpike in East Brunswick, but it didn’t flip onto its side as initially believed, police said.

The cause of the crash hadn’t been determined.

The Turnpike, which handled more than 235 million vehicles two years ago, generally has five lanes in each direction. Monday night’s crash closed two southbound outer lanes.

The one-vehicle crash happened just days after a bus heading into the Bronx from a Connecticut casino crashed and killed 15 people.

Please stay with CBSNewYork.com for more on this developing story.

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  • cecelia

    Everytime I think it is safe to come out of the water, another accident occurs. Guess taking a tour bus is not in the cards for me.

  • Oic

    So like 3rd world country, but with the most expansive army

  • khurshid ahmad

    DEAR,,,,,ALL VERY SORRY FOR THE ACCIDENT,,,,, MORE ATTENTION IS NEEDED ON THE DRIVERS LICENSE,,,,,,,,,,,,good luck to all khurshid ahmad

    • Doug

      I was on the bus form Chinatown New York to Phila Pa about 4 weeks ago and ask the driver to pull over and let me off. I could not beleive the speed in whcih he was traveling on the New Jersey Trunpike. I could not beleive the price as well $7.00. Being a safety professional it is sort of easy to figure out why speed is in the equation. More passengers, more trips +speed=?. In this particular case 2-fatalities By the way in Chinatown the rumor is who can clock the best time (big betting on this).

  • Send Aid to Japan

    Didn’t the World Wide Tours bus that crashed the other day have seatbelts? I read one survivor was wearing it and was hanging down from his seatbelt after the bus tipped over.

  • Don Juan

    It’s time to put seat belts on buses for all passengers. Seat belts save lives!

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