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NJ Transit bus crash sends 13 to hospital

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An accident at an Atlantic City intersection sent 13 people to the hospital, including three that officials say are in serious condition.

Witnesses are describing the scene of an accident involving a car, SUV and bus at the intersection of Aortic and Virginia avenues.

Hasson Warren a witness at the scene stated, "she just kept driving she was coming down fast. She sped and hit the other car, it was like a big collision, the cars scattered."

Police say the impact between the car, a Dodge Intreped, and an SUV, a Ford Excursion occurred in the middle of the intersection just before three Friday afternoon.

The impact of the collision forced the intrepid into the back of a parked New Jersey Transit bus.

Warren added, "the bus was picking up somebody and it was in the right of way picking up somebody in a wheel chair and I guess the bus was just out there."

Police say 13 people involved in the accident were transported to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center City Division.

Eight adults aboard the bus as well as two passengers in the excursion were treated for precautionary injuries according to police.

Four people declined treatment at the scene.

Officials say the three inside the Intreped were the most seriously injured.

Members of the Atlantic City Fire Department had to remove those three victims from the car.

All of the victims were reportedly conscious.

Warren also stated, "the bus driver called the ambulance and got people of out the car real fast."

Police received additional aide from surrounding municipalities and have not yet released the identities of the victims.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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