The school bus was a racing car before the crash in Lakewood, NJ

LAKEWOOD – The driver of a school bus who crashed a vehicle in a crash on September 14 attempted to illegally overtake another car for several blocks, according to a police report obtained by Asbury Park Press.

The school bus was carrying 15 students from a private high school on Forest Avenue to 11th Street when it collided with an unoccupied parked car.

Witnesses to the crash on Forest Avenue told The Lakewood Scoop that the bus driver attempted to cut a driver who was turning left.

Lakewood School Bus Crash (Lakewood Scoop)

The police report said the bus driver was charged with reckless driving for allegedly “running and chasing” a car for several blocks, according to the press report, which indicated that up to five vehicles were damaged.

Lakewood Police spokesman Gregory Staffordsmith told New Jersey 101.5 that a final police report was not available as the investigation continued.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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