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25 Hospitalized After NJ Transit Bus Crash

25 Hospitalized After NJ Transit Bus Crash

Elizabeth, NJ – Twenty-five people were injured after a New Jersey Transit bus collided with a cement truck on the New Jersey Turnpike. The accident occurred on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, around 7:35 a.m.

According to authorities, The No. 139 bus, which was operating from Lakewood to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York, was carrying 32 customers on board at the time of the crash. Twenty-five people, including the bus driver, were injured in the crash. NJ State Police are investigating the cause of the collision.

Bus Accidents 

Unfortunately, there are over 60,000 bus accidents each year. In this accident, those injured should hire an investigative team to evaluate all aspects surrounding the crash. This includes reviewing:

  • Vehicle blind spots
  • Driving records
  • The route the bus was travelling
  • The route the truck was travelling
  • Recent maintenance history
  • Driver accident history
  • Vehicle accident history
  • Any video evidence of the crash
  • Video from the truck
  • Video from the bus
  • Inspection of roadway conditions
  • Speed the bus was travelling
  • Police accident report
  • Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol
  • Phone and texting records of the driver
  • Accident history on this roadway
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident

Bus Accident Attorneys 

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in bus accidents and have found that some common causes include:  

  • Inexperienced drivers   
  • Distracted driving   
  • Fatigue  
  • Speeding or reckless driving   
  • Congested roads   
  • Inadequate vehicle maintenance   

Our trusted and experienced bus accident attorneys have helped thousands of people injured in bus accidents get the best result possible. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.     

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.        

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