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Coach Bus Hits Pedestrian on Sidewalk, Slams Into Bank in NJ: Officials

A coach bus crashed into a bank in the city of Orange in New Jersey Wednesday, hitting a pedestrian along the way, an official says.

Witnesses said the Coach USA commuter bus was traveling east on Main Street when it got into an accident with a gray Altima, sending the bus careening into a Bank of America branch. 

The bus also hit a pedestrian standing on the sidewalk, and he ended up across the street, partially under a parked car, witnesses said. 

No on inside the bank was hurt. and there were no passengers on board the bus at the time of the crash, officials said.

The 77-year-old bus driver and the 39-year-old Altima driver were taken to the hospital. The pedestrian who bore the force of the crash, a 34-year-old man from New York City, is very critically injured, officials said. 

A spokesman for Coach USA, which operates the bus, did not immediately return a call for comment.

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