BRIDGEWATER, NJ (2/20/2020) — A school bus and two other vehicles were involved in an accident in Bridgewater on Thursday afternoon.
The crash occurred around 3:00 p.m. near Blossom Drive on Washington Valley Road.
According to police, the bus T-boned a dark-colored SUV and collided with a white sedan, severely damaging the vehicle.
Adelaide Pereira was driving her 2015 Honda Accord north on Blossom Drive on Thursday afternoon. Pereira attempted to turn right onto Washington Valley road when she was hit by a First Student school bus driving east through the intersection.
The impact of the crash caused the bus to enter the westbound lane of Washington Valley Road into the driver’s side of a 2012 Ford Flex.
No children were on the bus during the accident, but one person was transported to Morristown Medical Center after being trapped for over an hour after the crash. Three others were taken to a nearby hospital, but it is unknown if they were injured.
The investigation is currently ongoing and is being led by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Team.
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