One person could be seen being rescued from a New Jersey Transit bus after the driver rear-ended another public transit bus along the White Horse Pike in Camden County Thursday morning.
First responders could be seen surrounding one of the two crashed buses along the White Horse Pike (U.S. Route 30) near Fleming Pike in Winslow Township as SkyForce10 hovered overhead around 6:45 a.m.
The bus driver, who was operating a Route 554 bus from Lindenwold to Atlantic City, had crashed into a disabled bus on White Horse Pike around 6:10 a.m., NJ Transit and Winslow Township police said.
The 53-year-old driver could be seen moving her hand after being rescued on a stretcher from that crashed bus, which had visible front-end damage. The driver was airlifted to a hospital for treatment, police said.
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Six passengers were on the bus that crashed, NJ Transit initially said. Police later said that it was actually four passengers on board the bus.
One passenger was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, police said. Three other passengers with minor injuries refused treatment.
No passengers were on the disabled bus.
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The crash impacted NJ Transit's Route 554 bus service:
"Bus service to Lindenwold PATCO will use Old Forks Rd, S Egg Harbor Rd, Spring Garden Rd and Whitehorse Pike," NJ Transit said on its travel alerts website. "Bus service to Atlantic City will use Spring Garden Rd, S Egg Harbor Rd, Old Forks Rd and Whitehorse Pike."
Drivers were urged to avoid the area as all lanes of Route 30 in both directions were closed. The buses were towed and the road later reopened.