Motorcyclist Dies in School Bus Crash Collision in South Jersey - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Motorcyclist Dies in School Bus Crash Collision in South Jersey

No elementary school students on board the bus appeared to suffer any visible injuries, superintendent says.

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    Motorcyclist Dies in NJ School Bus Crash

    A motorcyclist died after colliding with a Mount Laurel School District bus Monday morning. No children were hurt.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 25, 2017)

    What to Know

    • No students on board the bus at the time of the crash suffered visible injuries, authorities say.

    • The motorcyclist died at the scene following the collision.

    • Another bus came to pick up the students & take them to Countryside Elementary School where school nurses examined each child.

    A man died early Monday when his motorcycle collided with a school bus transporting elementary students to a South Jersey school, police said.

    The vehicles collided around 8 a.m. at South Church Street near Country Lane in Mount Laurel leaving the unidentified male biker dead at the scene, Mount Laurel police said.

    The Mount Laurel School District bus, which typically carries 34 students ranging from kindergarten to fourth grade, was midway through its route to Countryside Elementary School when the crash occurred, superintendent George Rafferty told NBC10.

    None of the children on board the yellow bus at the time of the crash were observed to have suffered any visible injuries, Rafferty and police said.

    Another bus was dispatched to the scene to pick up the children and take them to school where extra counselors and school nurses were on hand to examine the students, Rafferty said.

    A robo call went out to parents and guardians of the children on board, Rafferty said. The district planned to later send a note to the greater school community.

    The crash delayed traffic in the area during the morning rush as police investigated the wreck.

    The district said it would allow police to investigate the crash before making any further statements. School district officials are expected to also interview the bus driver involved, per normal protocol.

    The cause of the wreck remained under investigation Monday afternoon.