EAST BRUNSWICK - A crash involving a small school bus and a commuter on Route 18 slowed traffic late in the Monday morning commute, and reportedly injured at least one child.

East Brunswick Police said the school bus, driven by Yinny Perz, 45, of Perth Amboy for the Kensington Company,  rear ended the commuter bus at 8:52 a.m. it was stopped in the right lane to pick up passengers just south of Eggers Street. The bus had "NJ Transit"  written on the side but was operated by Academy Bus with their driver, Antonio Casado, 54 of Elizabeth, behind the wheel.

Sgt. Sean Tulane of the East Brunswick Police Department told NJ.com 15 children on the school bus were taken to a hospital, mostly as a precaution. A 4-year-old suffered a broken leg, he said. Police said four passengers had back pain after the incident.

A crash on Route 18 southbound in East Brunswick
A crash on Route 18 southbound in East Brunswick (NJ DOT)

Academy spokesman Ben Martin did not identify route the route Casado was driving or how many people were on board the bus at the time.

East Brunswick Police Lt. Sean Goggins said there is an investigation under way, but did not have any additional details about either bus, including how many people were on the buses.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.

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