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14 Hospitalized After Bus Crash On I-295 In Hamilton Twp., N.J.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

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HAMILTON Twp., N.J., (CBS) – Fourteen passengers were hospitalized after a BoltBus traveling from Philadelphia to New York crashed on I-295 in Mercer County on Saturday afternoon.

The incident happened at about 2:50 p.m. on I-295 northbound, near Exit 60 in Hamilton Township.

Chopper 3 HD was over the scene as crews responded.

New Jersey State Police says the bus blew a tire and drove off the roadway.  The bus did not overturn.

A BoltBus spokesperson says 14 passengers were transported to a nearby hospital as a precaution.  There were no serious injuries reported at the scene.

There were about 50 passengers on the bus at the time of the crash.

In a statement, a BoltBus spokesperson said:

“At this time, the company is working to investigate the cause of this incident and provide local law enforcement with assistance as they work to complete their investigation.

The remaining passengers have been placed on a relief bus to continue their travel into New York. We are currently in the process of refunding all passengers on this schedule, as well as working to assist the passengers at the local hospital with transportation once they are available to travel.”

The accident caused traffic delays for about two hours.

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