The Bergen (NJ) Record (1/25) reports with continuing coverage of the “major bus crash on Route 80 in Parsippany,” New Jersey “that left one dead and dozens of people injured.” According to the story, “the bus and two cars were involved in the crash on the eastbound side of Route 80 Thursday at about 7:30 p.m.” The story reports that the bus company, Adirondack Transit Lines, “has been involved in two crashes” in the last two years, “one resulting in an unspecified injury and one that resulted in the bus being towed away, according to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration records.” Additionally, FMCSA “last conducted a safety compliance review of the carrier last May, and it received a satisfactory rating.”
Those who saw a major bus crash on Route 80 in Parsippany that left one dead and dozens of people injured felt a mix of shock, fear and sadness for the victims.
The bus and two cars were involved in the crash on the eastbound side of Route 80 Thursday at about 7:30 p.m. Brianna Herrera, 21, of New York, was killed in the crash. Tanisha Johnson of Passaic said she was going west on the highway heading toward her hotel when she saw the bus and the aftermath of the crash.
Johnson said she saw a hole torn into the bottom of the bus. “I said ‘This is not good.’ I said, ‘Something is not right.’ I never seen a bus blow out. You could see the hole,” she said. “I was emotional, I started crying.”
Johnson was with her husband Michael on their way back to their hotel, on a date night, and got emotional thinking, “You know that could’ve been us.”