Sayreville, NJ Bus Crash Kills Eight, Dec 1998
BUS CRASH KILLS EIGHT IN NEW JERSEY.
Sayreville, NJ - (AP) - A bus carrying 23 people from New York to Atlantic City for a gambling junket overturned on the Garden State Parkway today, killing at least eight.
Some passengers remained trapped in the bus several hours after the accident, and there could be more fatalities, state police Lt. Dan Cosgrove said. Several people were seriously injured and taken to hospitals.
The bus was traveling southbound when the driver lost control. The vehicle went through the guardrail and flipped on its side on an embankment between the express and local lanes, state police Sgt. Al Della Fave said. "It finally came to rest on the driver's side, facing the opposite direction," he said.
A witness saw the bus swerve before it went off the highway, Cosgrove said.
SGS Travel Scope, the company that sold the trip tickets, said it didn't have identifications for the passengers. Bruin Transportation is the tour operator.
The driver was taken to the hospital, where he was being interviewed.
It was not immediately known if weather played a role in the crash. About 2 inches of snow fell in the area overnight, but Cosgrove said the highway had been plowed.
Wausau Daily Herald Wisconsin 1998-12-25
Listing of the Casualties:
MINNIE HIRSCHHORN, 74.