Driver Injured After Car Slams into NJ Transit Bus During Police Pursuit in Newark

EMS transported the driver of a NJ Transit bus and a female inside a second vehicle to University Hospital for treatment after a car fleeing police struck both vehicles in Newark's Central Ward on Monday afternoon.

According to preliminary reports, Newark Police were following a vehicle that refused to stop for officers for unknown wants when the driver of the car sped down several streets in the city's South Ward then slammed into a car and the NJ Transit Bus in the vicinity of Irvine Turner Boulevard and Muhammad Ali at around 3:15 p.m.

NJ Transit officials said in a brief statement that the #99 bus was struck on the side by a vehicle that resulted in minor damage to the bus.

Officials say the driver's injuries were considered non-life threatening, but they could not confirm the extent of injuries for the driver of the other car that was t-boned by the fleeing suspect's car.

One suspect was taken into custody during a brief foot pursuit while a second suspect remains at-large according to reports.

The incident remains under investigation by Newark Police.

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