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BREAKING NEWARK-EAST BRUNSWICK NJ: Bus Returning from Newark's Mayor Picnic Overturns on NJ Turnpike in East Brunswick

By rlsmetro on
Newark East Brunswick

Emergency responders are on the scene of an overturned bus on the NJ Turnpike in East Brunswick, with injuries reported at this time.

According to preliminary reports, the crash happened at approximately 5:25 pm in the northbound lanes of the NJ Turnpike near mile marker 78.1, where a school bus carrying several occupants crashed then overturned on the highway.

According to officials, the bus was reportedly carrying passengers coming from a picnic sponsored by Newark's Mayor Ras Baraka at the Black Bear Lake Camp in Millstone.

There are at least two dozen injuries reported, but NJ State Police have not confirmed the severity of the injured at this time. This is developing information.

**UPDATE 8 pm:**At approximately 5: 25 p.m. today, a bus was heading back to Newark from the 4th Annual Mayor's Family Reunion/Picnic at the Black Bear Lake Country Club in Millstone NJ.

There were 33 families on the bus, including adults and children. There are no fatalities. Those injured were taken to RWJ University Hospital in New Brunswick and JFK Medical Center in Edison.

Mayor Baraka is at RWJ University Hospital with those injured.

** NJ STATE POLICE UPDATE 7:53 pm:** Preliminarily, 42 occupants, both adult and children, were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. No reported serious injuries and no fatalities.

Troopers and crews were working to reopen lanes.

**UPDATE NJ STATE POLICE 7:22 pm:** No fatalities or serious injuries. 

**UPDATE NJ STATE POLICE 6:22 pm:** "Bus crash NB on the @NJTurnpike at milepost 79.9. Lanes closures in both the local and express lanes. Troopers on scene investigating. Still determining injuries to occupants of the bus. No additional information is available at this time". **Stay with us for updates**.