Driver flees after colliding with bus in Newark; 3 people injured: police

NEWARK — A driver whose vehicle collided with a NJ Transit bus, causing three passengers to be injured, fled the scene Wednesday, according to police.

Three bus passengers were hospitalized and treated for minor injuries after the 9:55 a.m. crash involving a NJ Transit bus and vehicle near Watson Avenue and Bergen Street, according to Newark police.

The driver of the car involved fled the scene, police said.

Their car was badly damaged, and AIR11 footage showed it was smashed from front to back and appeared to have at least one door ripped off. It is not known if the driver was also injured.

Nine people were on bus No. 9538, traveling on route 39 from Irvington to Newark, when it was involved in the incident, NJ Transit officials said.

NJ Transit officials had no information about a second bus being involved, but AIR11 footage showed bus No. 9540 parked near the crash scene.

That second bus was stopped in the middle of the road, while Bus No. 9538 blocked a home's driveway at the time.

AIR11 was live overhead:

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.