Andrew Marshall writes…
i was on the bus that got crashed into from the silver bus. first of all, yes, this is the actual bus that crashed. It was a piece of junk from the start. At school there were 4 buses waiting. three yellow and one silver. what school bus is silver?? you could tell it was junk. i looked at it and said”thats the ghetto bus”. so as where driving down this very quiet road, normal bus ride and all of a sudden with no warning the bus behind us, ( the last bus in the convoy, we were third) rams into the back of us twice sending us to a quick stop and then we all turn around and see the bus behind us that lost its brakes swerve off into a tree. once it hit the tree it started to tip but never flipped. then smoke came out from the engine and students, the teacher and driver came out from all different exits like the windows and back door. police and etc did not arrive for about 20 minutes.
Jon Segal writes
I was on the bus that lost brakes and crashed. It was by far the scariest moment of my life. Such a horrible experience. I had my seatbelt on and was not injured but i witnessed the whole thing from start to finish and it was horrible. they must provide better busses
Baristanet heard from students throughout the day, along with Montclair High School, who also sent parents updates throughout the day. Students have also posted pictures of the crash on Facebook (pictured above).