NEWARK (CBSNewYork) –  An NJ TRANSIT bus and a car were involved in a crash in Newark Wednesday morning.

The car apparently hit the #39 bus as it crossed the intersection at Bergen Street and Nye Avenue.

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There were nine passengers on the bus, as well as the driver. Three passengers were taken to University Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, Newark Police said.

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The bus goes from Newark to Irvington. It wound up on the sidewalk and struck a light pole, which dangled across the roof of the bus before being removed.

The car suffered extensive damage. The driver took off, police said.

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