Driver Gets School Children Off Van Moments Before it Bursts into Flames on the GSP [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

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)


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  1. I heard one of the parents drove on the shoulder to get to his child and the other children faster, and he was ticketed. Was the cop wrong for issuing the ticket?

  2. Can someone tell me why these school buses/ vans are so poorly maintained that they burst into flames. Seems that since the taxpayers are paying for this private busing between Jackson and Lakewood, the companies should be accountable to the board of education for their poorly maintained vehicles. If one of the children on this van was hurt you can be sure that a lawsuit would ensue and the taxpayers would end up paying for the damages.

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