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Bus collision on new street leaves van driver injured

 – Photo by Keith Freeman

There was a collision between a University bus and another vehicle last night around 9:15 p.m. on New Street near the intersection with George Street in New Brunswick.

According to New Brunswick Police Department, the driver of the Honda Odyssey that was involved in the incident was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

Authorities said only the driver of the minivan was hurt, but did not comment on his condition.

“He was definitely going fast and lost control,” said Mark Novak, the driver of the bus.

Novak said he did not see any students seriously hurt.

Mariana Johnson, a Rutgers Business School sophomore, was in the bus when the incident occurred.

“I was looking the other direction when it happened,” Johnson said. “We didn’t know where it hit at first.”

She said students were visibly in shock, but no one was seriously injured.

“All you saw was people jolt,” Johnson said.

Authorities were still investigating the cause of the incident at press time.

— Aleksi Tzatzev

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