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Bus from Toronto overturns in New Jersey, 23 hurt

posted 6 Oct 2012, 18:50 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 6 Oct 2012, 18:51 ]

New York-bound charter bus from Toronto carrying about 60 people overturns on aNew Jersey highway injuring at least 23 travelers.

WAYNE, NEW JERSEYUNITED STATES (OCTOBER 6, 2012) (NBC) -  Nearly two dozen people were injured on Saturday (October 6) when a bus traveling from Toronto to BrooklynNew York, overturned while approaching an exit ramp on a New Jersey highway, according to New Jersey state police.

Twenty-three of the 57 people aboard the bus were taken to hospitals, but none of the injuries were considered life- threatening, police spokesman Adam Grossman said.

The accident occurred about 7:40 a.m. as the bus traveled east on Interstate 80 inWayne Township. The bus overturned in a grassy area about 100 yards from the highway, officials said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

The Star-Ledger newspaper reported that the passengers, who left Toronto at about 8:15 p.m. on Friday, had planned to attend a Seventh-day Adventist Church event inBrooklyn.