Safety

Dump truck falls on school bus

Kelly Roher
Posted on December 18, 2012

Last week, a dump truck filled with stones rolled over after hitting an SUV and landed on a school bus. Photo by the Manalapan Township Fire Co. #1
Last week, a dump truck filled with stones rolled over after hitting an SUV and landed on a school bus. Photo by the Manalapan Township Fire Co. #1
ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. — Units from the Manalapan Township Fire Co. #1 were dispatched here on Friday and found that a loaded dump truck had fallen on a small school bus.

Information on the fire company’s website indicates that the truck, which was filled with stones, apparently lost control, first striking a white SUV before it rolled over and landed on the bus.

It reportedly took three heavy-duty tow trucks and a bulldozer to bring the truck upright and to push away the stones from around the bus.

According to the fire company, there were no injuries and no children on the bus. However, Lt. Peter Cooke of the Englishtown Police Department told the Manalapan Patch that there was one child and an aide on the bus at the time.  

To see the Manalapan Township Fire Co. #1's photos of the accident and response, click here.


Other news on unusual school bus accidents:

School bus impaled by log

Tree, power lines fall on school bus

 

Related Topics: New Jersey

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