No matter what time of day it is, there's a possibility for a serious crash to occur. All it takes is a medical emergency, distraction or drowsiness, and there's a high risk that two or more people will be impacted by a collision.
In this case, a bus and car collided. One person was killed and four others were hurt in the crash involving a car and the New Jersey Transit bus. The May 16 report indicated that the bus and car struck when passing each other on South Orange Avenue in Livingston.
The surprising part of this case is when it occurred. It was the middle of the day. The crash happened at around 1:15 p.m. when the No. 70 bus struck a vehicle. The car was pushed into the woods; one female was entrapped and extricated by the fire department. There is no official determination of fault from the police.
Four passengers and a driver were on the bus at the time of the crash; it wasn't clear who was injured during the collision. The driver of the car was killed in the crash.
In situations like this one, it's necessary to wait for a determination of fault. If the driver who died is not at fault, then his or her family may be in a position to file a claim for compensation, for example. It's a good idea to look into your options if you're hurt in a crash or lose a loved one while you're on the roads. Every victim and victim's family has a right to be heard.
Source: New Jersey Advance Media, "1 killed, 4 hurt in crash involving NJ Transit bus, car," Jeff Goldman, May 16, 2018