Six people injured after NJ Transit bus hits tree off Atlantic City Expressway

Ten people, including the driver, were aboard the Route 551 bus when the vehicle left the roadway and struck the tree, authorities said.

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A police car is seen in a file photo. (Alexandru Cuznetov/MCT)

At least six people were injured when a commuter bus headed to Philadelphia ran off the Atlantic City Expressway and hit a tree early Tuesday.

The crash occurred around 4 a.m. in Hammonton, NJ Transit spokesperson Jim Smith said.

Ten people, including the driver, were aboard the Route 551 bus when the vehicle left the roadway and struck the tree, authorities said.

According to Smith, the driver and five passengers sustained injuries. The extent of their injuries was not known.

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State police were handling the investigation. The cause was not known.

The right lane of the expressway was blocked, while traffic was able to get by the crash site by using the center and left lanes.

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