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Station Wagon Slams Into School Bus in South Jersey, Drivers Hurt: Police

A wagon trying to avoid traffic along a South Jersey road slammed into a school bus carrying high school students Wednesday morning, said Hamilton Township police.

A Volvo wagon driven by Corey Briscoe encountered traffic along the Black Horse Pike (U.S. Route 322) near state Route 50 in Hamilton Township just before 7 a.m., said police.

In an attempted to avoid impact, the 41-year-old Willimastown man drove onto the shoulder of the road, said police. At the same time, a Sheppard School Bus company yellow bus carrying Oakcrest High School students began turning right to make a pickup of students from the Plaza Motel parking lot.

The wagon smashed into the side of the bus, said police.

The bus driver, Jean Hicks, suffered a shoulder injury that required treatment at the scene, said police.

None of the students on board were injured and another bus came to transport the teenagers to school.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later the bus could be seen pulled off the roadway. Both the bus and wagon were towed from the scene, said police.

Police issued a summons to Briscoe for careless driving and failure to maintain his lane.

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