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Robert Wood Johnson Takes In Kids from Route 18 Bus Crash


NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Fifteen children and one adult who were involved in a school bus crash this morning were sent to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where one was treated for a broken leg, according to a hospital spokesperson.

The crash reportedly occurred after 9 a.m. on the southbound side of Route 18 in East Brunswick. Police have said the school bus, which was reportedly on its way to an Orthodox Jewish school in the town, rear-ended an Academy bus that had stopped to pick up and unload passengers.

Hospital officials first heard that the patients were on their way around 10 a.m., said Peter Haigney, a spokesperson for Robert Wood Johnson.

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Only a 4-year-old girl with a broken femur required medical treatment, Haigney said.

“The adult and 14 of the pediatric patients were evaluated and discharged,” he added.

It’s unclear when the children left the hospital.

Robert Wood Johnson is both a level-one trauma center and a pediatric trauma center, Haigney said. That means the hospital is one of the main treatment hubs for victims of major incidents like today’s crash, he said.

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