1 dead, 19 injured after 2 transit buses collide in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. – A New Jersey transit driver was killed and 19 people were hospitalized, including seven in critical condition, when two buses collided at an intersection in Newark, New Jersey on Friday morning, WPIX-TV reports.

WPIX reports one bus was traveling westbound on Broad Street with no passengers onboard when it T-boned a bus going north on Raymond Boulevard with about 20 passengers onboard, according to a NJ Transit spokesperson.

An EMS source tells WPIX that the bus driver of the westbound bus was found dead when medics arrived, NJ Transit said.

Multiple ambulances and fire engines were at the scene.

Two bus drivers who were near the crash stopped their vehicles when they saw it. They witnessed about 20 to 30 people being removed from the wrecked buses.

"It's devastating," one driver told WPIX. “People just need to respect the road. Take your time, be late. You are where you’re supposed to be at the time you’re there because that’s where God had you."

The second driver said she believed one of the buses had ran a red light.