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.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2's 1/27 Thursday Afternoon Forecast
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.READ MORE: Child Hospitalized After Being Struck By Vehicle In Brooklyn
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.MORE NEWS: Remembering Officer Rivera: Wake Today For 22-Year-Old Killed In Line Of Duty In Harlem