🚎The NJ Transit bus was leaving Camden headed for Philadelphia

🚎Five people were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a hospital

🚎The cause of the collision is under investigation

CAMDEN — A RiverLine light rail train crashed into the side of a bus near the Walter Rand Transportation Center in one of two incidents Thursday morning.

The #551 bus from Atlantic City was leaving the transportation center with 50 passengers on board when it was struck by the light rail train around 9:25 a.m., according to NJ Transit spokesman Everett Merrill.

Five people were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No customers were on board the light rail train.

The bus was scheduled to arrive in Philadelphia at 9:50 a.m.

Merrill did not disclose the circumstances of the collision citing an investigation by NJ Transit police.

Service between the 36th Street Station and the Waterfront Entertainment Center in Camden was suspended in both directions for about two hours.

NJ Transit bus
NJ Transit bus (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)

Three passengers and the driver on board the #601 NJ Transit bus stopped for a railroad crossing on Mulberry Street in Trenton around 11:20 a.m. went to Capital Health Regional Medical Center for treatment of back pain after being rear ended. Trenton police Lt. Brian Jones said the bus suffered minor damage.

The driver of the vehicle that rear-ended the bus, a 39-year-old Trenton man, received a summons for careless driving and failure to exhibit insurance.

The #601 bus runs between The College of New Jersey in Ewing and Hamilton Marketplace.

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