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Live power lines land on school bus after it hits pole

January 28, 2019

LONG HILL, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a school bus with students aboard struck a utility pole in northern New Jersey, causing live power lines to fall on the bus though no injuries were reported.

The accident in Long Hill occurred around 8:30 a.m. Monday. Investigators say the bus driver lost control while trying to make a left turn, though it’s still not clear why that happened.

Authorities say eight students — ranging in age from 8 to 11 — were aboard the bus. The children and the driver remained in the vehicle until power to the lines was turned off and they could be safely evacuated a short time later.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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