A violent collision between a car and a school bus in New Jersey on Wednesday evening left three elderly people dead and another adult injured. The crash occurred around 5:30 p.m. on Route 130 South in South Brunswick when a Toyota Camry attempting a left turn onto Stults Road struck the oncoming school bus.
The Camry’s three occupants – 86-year-old Ellen Brotman, Alba Olivencia (87), and Wilson Olivencia (90), all residents of Monroe Township – were pronounced dead at the scene. Their relationship is unclear, according to NBC News.
The school bus driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital. Fortunately, only two passengers on the bus – teenagers aged 15 and 17 – were uninjured. Their parents picked them up and took them home after the collision.
Ongoing Investigation: Authorities Seek Information
The investigation into the fatal collision remains open. Route 130 was closed for several hours on Wednesday evening. The South Brunswick Police Department (732-329-4000 ext. 7474) and Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office (732-745-3317) urge anyone with information to contact them.
This New Jersey tragedy occurred after other school bus accidents in New York over the past year have injured or killed students and community members.
Authorities emphasize that speeding, drunk driving, and impairment carry zero tolerance and strict penalties, as student and community safety is paramount. Drivers are urged to exercise maximum caution in school zones and around buses.