Teen Hit By School Bus in NJ, Ambulance Crashes on Way to Get Him

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    A 15-year-old boy was hit by a school bus in West Milford Friday morning.

    A New Jersey teen was hit by a school bus Friday morning and the ambulance sent to get him crashed on the way.

    Capt. Tim Storbeck says the 15-year-old sophomore at West Milford High School was taken to Morristown Memorial Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

    The school bus was carrying about 30 students and was headed to West Milford High. Storbeck said none of the kids on the bus were injured, but the driver was taken to a hospital with chest pains. 

    The fog was so thick along Macopin Road this morning that drivers said in some spots they couldn't see one hundred feet in front of them. Police couldn't say whether the weather played a role in the accident, but the weather prevented a rescue chopper from flying due to low visibility. 

    When police called for an ambulance, the responding EMS driver was involved in a fender bender with another car. No one was seriously injured in that accident.

    Some of the parents said the students were traumatized by the accident.

    "She doesn't want to get back on the bus," one student said, according to Rosemary Derin, a concerned mother.  "I'm sure she'll be okay, but she's very upset."

    Her daughter Daria said there was a somber mood at the school.

    "It's horrible what happened," said the freshman. 

    "We are all praying for them, the bus driver too," Rosemary Derin added. "This was a terrible accident."

    The school district will have counselors available to any students that request it.