Two Injured After NJ Transit Bus Crashes Into Business

BARNEGAT, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) –Authorities are investigating how a commuter bus that crashed into a business undergoing renovations in southern New Jersey.

NJ Transit spokesman Dan Stessel said the bus was carrying eight passengers from Atlantic City to Lakewood when the accident happened along Route 9 near Bay Avenue in Barnegat Tuesday.

At least two passengers were injured, but those injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, said NJ Transit spokeswoman Courtney Carroll.

Carroll says the bus hit the porch of the two-story structure and did not go through the glass company on the ground floor.

The cause of the accident was under investigation.

Are commuter buses safe? Leave a comment below…

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  • Barbara

    I can make a guess as to what caused the accident….excessive speed. Almost every time there’s a one-vehicle accident it’s caused by speeding. Slow down! I don’t see buses speeding that much but every day on 22 I see cars zooming past me, going at least 70 mph on a 45 mph road. It’s unsafe to drive in NJ.

  • CAL

    Hey, JerseyPatriot are one of MORONS working for NJT or the lousy State of NJ? Bill is absolutely right!! For the money we pay to NJT, they better offer quality safe service!!!

  • Bill

    Hey Fat Pig Christie, are you reading these? One would expect better safety with the HUGE fare raise last year for NJT. I guess ALL these money went to your junk food allowance.

    • KPMc

      Yes… and if you’re tomatoes don’t come in to your liking THATS the governors fault too.

    • JerseyPatriot

      Do you know how many NJT busses are out there? For this to happen as infrequent as it does, makes NJT extremely safe, but you keep blaming one man. “ALL these money”? Who writes likes that? Perhaps, your money should be spent on a writing class. Moron.

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