13 injured in collision of NJ Transit bus with car: officials

ABSECON, NJ — 12 passengers and a driver were injured Thursday after a car struck an NJ Transit bus in South Jersey, officials said.

The incident took place at Absecon near South Shore Road and Ohio Avenue just before 5:30 p.m., an NJ Transit spokesperson told Patch. The bus was en route from Atlantic City to Lindenwold when it was struck by the vehicle.

Victims were taken to Shore Memorial, Atlantic Care Mainland and Atlantic Care City Division, 6abc reported, all people reporting non-life-threatening injuries. The condition of the people in the car was not immediately clear, but a neighbor told 6abc that rescuers had to extract the passengers from the car.

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“It was a very strong impact,” the viewer said.

Ohio Avenue remained closed from Shore Road to Station Avenue on Thursday evening, the Atlantic City Press reported, with eastbound traffic on Ohio Avenue diverted at the station to Route 30. Shore Road was closed from Route 30 to East Illinois Avenue, the outlet reported.

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Absecon Police are currently investigating the accident, the NJ Transit spokesperson told Patch.

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