BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) _ A bus returning gamblers to New York from Atlantic City overturned Wednesday on the Garden State Parkway, state police said.

At least some of the 37 passengers were injured, officials said. The extent of the injuries wasn't known.

The northbound Greyhound bus collided with an automobile and overturned near 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 Community Medical Center in Toms River was expecting up to a dozen victims from the crash, none with life-threatening injuries, spokeswoman Carol Russo said.

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


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