1 Driver Killed, Several Children Injured in School Bus Accident in Toms River

The school bus collided with a pickup truck

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    Police in New Jersey are investigating an accident involving a pickup truck and a school bus in Toms River.

    A school bus and pickup truck collided in Toms River, N.J., Thursday, killing the truck driver and injuring several children on the bus.

    The accident happened 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Fischer Boulevard and Yellow Bank Road.
    Police say the school bus was headed southbound on Fischer Boulevard when it collided with a northbound pickup truck that was attempting to make a left turn on to Yellowbank Road.
    The bus then struck a traffic stanchion and a parked car, police said.
    The driver of the pickup, 69-year-old Thomas Grouss of Toms River, died as a result of his injuries, according to authorities.
    There were 34 students from the Toms River Intermediate East school on board the bus. Eleven students, along with the bus driver, were taken to Community Medical Center for minor injuries. The remaining students on the bus, who did not require treatment, were taken back to the school to meet their parents.
    The school bus was equipped with seat belts.
    Authorities are investigating.
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