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School bus collides with car, flips on New Jersey highway; 4 people suffer minor injuries

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PRINCETON, New Jersey — Three adults and a teenager suffered minor injuries when a school bus and car collided in Princeton, causing the bus to overturn.

The accident happened shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday on Route 206.

Princeton police say a car driven by 26-year-old Justin Thomas, of Morris Plains, was northbound near Hutchinson Drive when his BMW struck the left front bumper of the southbound bus, which is owned by Ewing-based Rick Bus Co.

PHOTO: Police work at the scene of an accident involving a school bus and a BMW sedan in Princeton, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. The school bus came to rest on its passenger side in a ditch. It appeared to have damage on the driver's side. The BMW had major front-end damage in the collision that injured four people according to police. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Police work at the scene of an accident involving a school bus and a BMW sedan in Princeton, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. The school bus came to rest on its passenger side in a ditch. It appeared to have damage on the driver's side. The BMW had major front-end damage in the collision that injured four people according to police. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

The bus flipped over onto its right side, while the BMW spun around.

Thomas and the three people aboard the bus — the driver, 44-year-old Veronica McKinney of Trenton, 71-year-old teachers' aide Geneva Smith and a 16-year-old student — were all treated at a hospital.

Authorities say the student attends a private school for disabled students in Montgomery.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. No charges have been filed.

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PHOTO: Police work at the scene of an accident involving a school bus and a BMW sedan in Princeton, N.J., Tuesday, Nov.11, 2014. The school bus came to a rest on its passenger side in a ditch. It appeared to have damage on the driver's side. The BMW had major front-end damage in the collision that injured four people,  according to police. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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