GLEN ROCK — A crash involving a small school bus and a second vehicle left four people hurt — two of them special needs students who were bus passengers, according to police.

Officers were called to the Tuesday crash around 8:19 a.m., according to Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann. Counselors from Bergen County Special Services also responded to help.

An independent witness who remained at the scene told police that the bus had been headed east on Highwood Avenue before pulling into the path of a 2018 Honda pilot, which was driving north on Maple Avenue.

After the vehicles collided, the bus then hit a nearby utility pole.

Glen Rock school bus, Honda Pilot crash (courtesy of Boyd A. Loving)
Glen Rock school bus, Honda Pilot crash (courtesy of Boyd A. Loving)

Both injured children, who are high school-aged, were afraid to get into an ambulance and instead were driven by parents and a school counselor for treatment of “non-life threatening injuries” at a local hospital, the chief said.

The two other people treated at the scene for injuries were an adult bus aide and the driver of the Honda, who was a 39-year-old Hawthorne woman.

Police issued a summons for failure to yield right-of-way to the 71-year-old male bus driver, a Paterson resident.

The bus, which is owned by Pro-Trans School Transportation of Hackensack, was bound for a county facility in Paramus at the time of the crash.

Glen Rock school bus, Honda Pilot crash (courtesy of Boyd A. Loving)
Glen Rock school bus, Honda Pilot crash (courtesy of Boyd A. Loving)

The state Motor Vehicle Commission is carrying out further investigation, Ackermann said, as is standard for any school bus crash that involves student passengers.

Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at

Click here to contact an editor about feedback or a correction for this story.

How much does the average NJ home cost? Median prices by county

Everything is costing more these days — and housing is certainly no exception in New Jersey.

Data for 2022 from January through August, compiled by New Jersey Realtors, shows that South Jersey has been seeing homes hit the market and sell in less than a month, on average.

Median prices for single-family homes have reached $500,000 and above in nine counties in North and Central Jersey.

All but two counties have seen houses go for more than the list price, on average, this year.

10 years later — Sandy makes landfall in New Jersey

LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades

Stacker ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.

These NJ towns have the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases

Looking at data compiled by the Department of Health in 2019, the most recent year for which reports are available, we determined the rate of STDs for 1,000 people in every municipality. The data combines reports of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. For a different look, you can check out this article for a list of New Jersey towns that saw the highest increase in STD/STI cases in recent years. 

Say you’re from Jersey without saying you’re from Jersey

These are everyday expressions that only someone from New Jersey would get. What else should be on this list?

More From Beach Radio