Update: 2 Girls Airlifted After Tree Limb Smashes Through Tour Bus At NJ/NY State Line

𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Two teens were airlifted to New Jersey trauma centers after a charter bus filled with girls from a Brooklyn yeshiva crashed into a tree Tuesday afternoon barely a quarter mile from the New York State line.



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West Milford firefighters extricated the two critically injured victims following the 3:16 p.m. June 4 crash on East Shore Road alongside Greenwood Lake in Hewitt, responders at the scene told Daily Voice.

Greenwood Lake Airport (NJ), five miles down the road, was used as the medevac landing zone, they said.

One girl was flown to the trauma center at Hackensack University Medical Center and the other to the one at St. Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson, responders at the scene said.

Three other female juveniles with less serious injuries were taken by ambulance to Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, West Milford Police Lt. Eric Darnsteadt said.

EMS attended to several more at the scene, responders said.

"All parents of the injured females were notified," Darnsteadt noted.

The Monsey Tours bus reportedly contained 56 passengers on a Bais Yaakov class trip out of Boro Park.

It was headed south on East Shore Road into New Jersey when it hit a tree just past Storms Island Road, less than 1,500 feet from the village of Greenwood Lake in Orange County, NY, Darnsteadt said.

The impact knocked a limb or large branch through the windows, the lieutenant said.

The Passaic County Sheriff's Office, West Milford police and firefighters, Rockland County and Kiryas Yoel Hatzalah members and firefighters from both sides of the state line were among the responders.

East Shore Road in the area of the crash was shut down for several hours. 

The West Milford Police Crash Investigation Unit is continuing the investigation, assisted by the Passaic County Prosecutor's Fatal Accident Investigation Unit and the county sheriff's forensics squad.


For PHOTOS/VIDEO, go to: 

Rockland Hatzolah Treats Serious Patients From Incident Involving Monsey Trail Bus In Hewitt NJ (Monsey Scoop)

Two Victims Airlifted After Tree Falls On Monsey Trails Bus In NJ (Yeshiva World News)


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