WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Washington Township police say no one was injured after a school bus crash Friday morning.
The crash happened at 8:17 a.m. on East Valley Brook Road, police said.
According to police, the township bus had to swerve to avoid another vehicle, then struck a stone wall and telephone pole, causing the wires to fall on top of the bus.
Officers and emergency services immediately had the power grid turned off and requested Jersey Central Power & Light respond to the scene, police said.
The driver and the nine children on board were uninjured, but remained on the bus until the electrical company employees on scene confirmed the power was off, police said.
The children and the driver were transported back to the Long Valley Middle School where they were checked over and released to their parents, police said.
The other vehicle possibly involved was a white van with New York plates pulling a trailer. Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Washington Township Police Department at 908-876-3232.