One dead and five injured after bus overturns

One dead and five injured after bus overturns
Double-decker was bound for Philadelphia

One person has been killed and dozens more injured after a Megabus overturned and crashed in New Jersey while en route to Philadelphia.

The bus was travelling southbound when it overturned on an entrance ramp on the New Jersey Turnpike on Tuesday, New Jersey State Police sa.

The double-decker bus overturned with 19 passengers and one driver onboard, a spokesperson for Megabus told The Independent. The service departed from New York 34th street in Manhattan.

State police and Megabus said one person was killed and that five others sustained serious injuries in the crash, who were taken to hospitals. Dozens more were believed to have sustained minor injuries.

Video and images posted to social media on Tuesday showed multiple people with grazes and other minor injuries. One witness said one passenger remained trapped for over 25 minutes before being freed.

“I ended up being one of the first on the scene,” said a witness, Gary Lee Fortner, på Twitter. “I took these (photos and videos) after helping as many as I could get out of the bus.”

Emergency responders were at the scene late into Tuesday evening, with the outer roadway of the area near Woodbridge, New Jersey, closed to traffic.

CBS New York reported that the roadway had reopened on Wednesday morning and that the wreckage had been cleared, although the investigation remains ongoing.

It was unclear what caused the bus to collide with a railing and overturn. One other vehicle was also involved, the news station said.

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