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NJ Transit bus crashes into building, 9 injured

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Officials are investigating a crash involving a taxi and a New Jersey Transit bus that caused the bus to careen into a building in Newark and sent nine people to the hospital.

NJ Transit spokesman William Smith says it happened at about 12:45 a.m. Thursday.

Smith says the bus was headed for Newark’s Penn Station when it was struck by the cab. He says the impact carried both vehicles about 90 feet across a median and the bus ended up in a storefront.

Smith says the bus driver and seven passengers, along with the cab driver, were taken to a hospital. He says the bus driver has been released with a minor concussion.

Police say the others sustained minor injuries.

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