LD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) - Police in Old Bridge, N.J., say a New York-bound commuter bus hit a mini school bus from behind in a crash that injured at least 17, two critically.
Police Capt. Arthur Carullo says the two most severely injured in Thursday morning's accident were both on the commuter bus and included the driver, whose legs were pinned.
No students were on the school bus, which landed on its side. The police captain says the driver and an aide on that bus were able to escape on their own through a roof hatch.
Both buses were headed northbound. The accident apparently occurred in the shoulder, which becomes a bus lane during rush hour.