A group of school children are luckily safe, thanks to the quick action by their driver.
The driver was taking the kids from Lakewood to Jackson via the Garden State Parkway this afternoon when he noticed smoke coming from the hood.
He immediately pulled to the shoulder of the road, and removed all the children, placing them on the other side of the barrier.
Moments later, the van went up in flames, fully engulfing the vehicle.
Chaveirim and Hatzolah responded to the scene to assist the driver and children until another van arrived to transport the children.
The volunteers on scene thanked the unidentified State Trooper for his assistance at the scene.
(The incident was earlier reported on TLS Status)