The accident happened shortly before 8:00 AM on Forest Avenue.
According to preliminary reports, the school bus was doing its morning route, and had approximately 15 girls on board at the time of the accident.
According to an eyewitness who spoke to TLS, the bus driver allegedly tried cutting off a vehicle making a left turn, losing control of the bus, and striking several vehicles.
There are no reports of serious injuries at this time.
Dozens of emergency personnel are on scene.
UPDATE: Approximately 15 girls were checked out by emergency personnel on scene. There are no current reports of hospitalizations.
Extensive area closures are expected.
UPDATE: Statement from the LPD:
“Just before 8am this morning Officers responded to a motor vehicle accident involving an occupied school bus at the intersection of Forest Avenue and 11th Street.
Upon arrival, responding officers reported that the school bus was on top of an unoccupied parked car, thankfully none of the 15 students on board the bus were injured.
At this time, the investigation is still underway and the circumstances surrounding the collision are not readily known. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Lakewood Police Department at 732-363-0200.”