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Bus Overturns On N.J. Parkway

August 23, 2001

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) _ A bus returning gamblers to New York from Atlantic City overturned Wednesday on the Garden State Parkway, injuring at least two dozen passengers, state police said. None of the injuries was serious.

The northbound Greyhound bus carrying 37 passengers swerved to avoid a vehicle and overturned on its side about 5 miles southwest of Toms River, according to John Hagerty, a police spokesman.

``Apparently the driver came up on stopped traffic. I don’t know if it was a traffic jam or not. He went off the road ... and went on the grass,″ said Kristen Parsley, a spokeswoman for Greyhound Lines Inc.

The injured, who suffered mostly cuts and bruises, were taken to four area hospitals.

Parsley said the bus left Bally’s Park Place casino earlier in the afternoon en route to New York City.

The driver will be charged with reckless driving, police said.


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