State police have confirmed that a hit-and-run driver caused a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that overturned a school bus taking families home from a picnic. Dozens of people were sent to hospitals, but no serious injuries were reported.
Sgt. Jeff Flynn says Sunday that a northbound car struck a guardrail and then hit the bus, which hit another car and overturned. It happened at about 5 p.m. Saturday in East Brunswick. The first driver left the scene.
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka says the bus was returning to Newark from his annual Mayor’s Family Reunion/Picnic at Black Bear Lake Country Club in Millstone.
Flynn says 42 people, many of them minors, were transported to three hospitals, all with non-life-threatening injuries. Two adults and two children remained hospitalized Sunday morning.