New Jersey Transit bus, car collide in Newark, New Jersey

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New Jersey Transit bus and car collided in Newark Thursday morning, injuring seven people.

Investigators said a driver ran the intersection at Broomfield and Summer avenues at around 7:30 a.m., slamming into a NJ Transit bus before hitting two other cars.

Traffic was backed up, bringing the morning commute to a standstill.

The bus was on NJT's no. 11 route, traveling from Newark to the Willowbrook Mall, when it was struck by a car that ran the intersection. That car then struck two other vehicles.

At least one person in the car was being treated.

There were 20 passengers were on the bus. Five of them, along with the bus driver, were taken to the hospital. Another motorist also was taken to the hospital. None of the injuries was life threatening.

A Mercury Grand Marquis was believed to have been involved in the initial crash.

Police took one person into custody at the scene. Sources say the crash involved a DWI and open containers in the car.
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