West Orange School Bus Loses Brakes on Eagle Rock Avenue, Collides With Car

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Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The No. 316 School bus, bringing a busload of Pleasantdale Elementary school children home from school Friday afternoon, lost its brakes on Eagle Rock Avenue around 3:40 pm and collided with a Nissan Altima preparing to turn.  No injuries were reported.

Police and emergency vehicles were on the scene, along with Interim Superintendent James O'Neill and administrative personnel from the Board of Education, which is only blocks from the scene of the accident.  Eagle Rock Avenue was blocked from below Prospect Avenue to Valley Way.

The No. 306 bus was there to transport students in the damaged bus.  Worried parents and guardians gathered at the scene, along with neighbors and passerby.

The Alternative Press will provide more information as it becomes available.

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