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School Bus Lands Atop Sideways Sedan in Wild 3-Vehicle NJ Crash

A Lakewood school attorney told News 4 no students were hurt; the bus was making its morning run to a non-public all-girls high school and had about 15 kids on board at the time of the crash

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Authorities are investigating a school bus crash involving two other vehicles in New Jersey that left a trail of wreckage but no serious injuries.

The crash occurred near 11th Street and Forest Avenue in Lakewood shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday, poice said. No students were hurt, a school representative said.

The bus was making its regular run to Bais Shaindel High School, a private all-girls Jewish school, at the time of the crash and had about 15 students on board at the time of the crash. At least one of the vehicles involved had been an unoccupied parked car, police said.

Photos of the scene tweeted by The Lakewood Scoop showed a smashed sedan flipped sideways and pinned between the bus, which was on top of it, and a silver vehicle, which was partially underneath it. All three vehicles were damaged.

The bus crashed into one car, and hen struck two other vehicles in the process. Students who saw the crash told NBC New York that they saw the bus driver cut off a car going into the intersection before losing control and crashing into the other vehicles that were parked by the side of the street.

Lakewood Police said they were looking into who was responsible for the crash.

Staff at the school declined to comment, but a witness said parents who rushed to the scene were very upset and demanded answers.

"Of course they are upset, that's their child on that bus. As a parent, I'd want to know what led to it," said Marisa Harris, who heard the crash from inside her home.

Federal records for Jay's Bus Service, the operator for the bus involved, show the company' buses had been involved in 40 accidents in the last two years. When reached twice for comment by NBC New York, the company hung up the phone both times.

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