31 Hurt When NJ Transit Bus Crashes Into Tree: Officials

Nearly three dozen people were hurt when the NJ Transit bus in which they were traveling crashed into a tree Monday, officials say.

The bus, which was traveling from Newark-Liberty International Airport, slammed into the tree at Wainwright Street and Lyons Avenue after noon, according to transit officials.

Police said 31 people were injured in the crash; two of the victims had broken legs. All are expected to survive. The impact destroyed the front of the bus. 

Footage captured at the scene shows several firefighters assisting passengers, some of whom are sitting on the ground wrapped in blankets. 

"It was crazy, frightening, everybody was trying to get out," said Christelle Chevalier, a passenger. 

Kevin Mickens said his mother was crying and had extensive pain in her back, neck and knee. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

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