BLAIRSTOWN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (KDKA) — Five people were injured when a Megabus heading from Pittsburgh to New York City struck a tractor trailer in New Jersey early Tuesday morning.

According to state police in New Jersey, the crash happened just after 5:30 a.m. on the eastbound side of Interstate 80 in Blairstown Township, Warren County, New Jersey.

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State police say the Megabus hit the rear of the tractor trailer, shattering the windshield.

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Megabus says they are cooperating with the police investigation:

Megabus North America Director of Corporate Affairs Sean Hughes said in a statement: “Megabus.com can confirm that an incident occurred today (Feb. 25) on I-80 in New Jersey on a trip from Pittsburgh, PA to New York, NY. Megabus.com is fully cooperating with the local authorities. The safety of our passengers and employees is our top priority.”

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A total of 47 people were on the bus, New Jersey state police said. Of those, five were taken to a hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

 

The investigation is ongoing.

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