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Driver Wanted for Firing Shots at Vehicle, Causing NJ Transit Bus Crash in Irvington

By rlsmetro on
Irvington Township

Police in Irvington took over the investigation into a crash that involved an NJ Transit bus during a shot-fired incident on Monday. 

According to Irvington Police, the two-fold incident happened around 3:30 p.m. 

Officials say units were dispatched to reports of a crash with shots fired in the area of Clinton and Springfield avenues. 

Once on scene, Irvington Police told RLS Media that officers found a male who complained of having pain to the head and stated a black BMW struck him. 

Robert Wood Johnson EMS responded to the scene and rendered aid to the victim. Irvington Police said he refused to be transported to the hospital. 

During the investigation, police dispatch was advised that the other part of the crash was near Orange and Clinton avenues. 

When police arrived at that location, Irvington officers say they observed a red Nissan Altima, a stolen black BMW and a New Jersey Transit Bus involved in a collision. 

While conducting the investigation, Irvington Police learned that the driver of the black BMW struck both the NJ Transit bus and the Altima. 

NJ Jersey Transit officials told RLS Media the number 23 bus was traveling from Bloomfield to Irvington Terminal when it was struck by a vehicle near Clinton Avenue and New Street. 

Transit officials said one passenger on board the bus did not suffer injuries, but the driver was transported to University Hospital in Newark, suffering a non-life-threatening back injury. 

Irvington Police said the Altima's operator was also transported to the hospital by EMS with complaints of pain to their back and head.

The driver of the BMW ran from the scene in an unknown direction.

A witness at the scene -not involved in the collision- told police a green BMW was pursuing the Black BMW and began to fire shots at the said vehicle in the area of Linden and Clinton avenues.

Officers searched the area and recovered one shell casing in the 1100 block of Clinton Avenue, but no gunshot victims were located. 

The incident remains under investigation.