NJ Transit bus driver killed after bus collides head on with garbage truck; 4 others injured

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A NJ Transit bus driver was killed when his bus collided head on with a garbage truck in Maplewood Tuesday afternoon.

The bus driver, 65-year-old Larry Wiley, underwent surgery, but did not survive.

There were no passengers on the bus when it hit the garbage truck on Springfield Avenue just before 1 p.m., officials said.

Four people were on the garbage truck at the time of the crash outside an NJ Transit bus garage, officials said. They were all taken to a hospital for treatment of “serious bodily injuries.” None of their injuries are considered life threatening.