Eight people were sent the hospital Friday afternoon as three cars and a New Jersey Transit bus collided in a pile up on Bloomfield Avenue.
Around 1:25 p.m. in front of the Palace Car Wash on the border of Montclair and Glen Ridge, a Ford Taurus traveling in an eastbound lane on Bloomfield Avenue reportedly hit a Toyota traveling in the same direction, according to Montclair Police. The impact caused the Toyota to then crash into a Mini Cooper traveling in a westbound lane which then struck a New Jersey Transit bus also traveling westbound.
There were about 25 people on the NJ Transit bus.
The Ford Taurus came to rest over the embankment near the entrance of the Palace Car Wash.
The driver of the Ford Taurus was found unconscious when police arrived but eventually regained consciousness. He was transported to The University Hospital in Newark, according to police.
Seven other people were transported to hospitals in the surrounding area, but Montclair Police said there were no serious injuries reported.
Montclair Police blocked off traffic on Bloomfield Avenue for more than two hours between Grove Street and around Highland Avenue in Glen Ridge.
After the three cars were towed away, yellow police-tape could be seen barricading the hole in the Palace Car Wash's fence where the Ford Taurus broke through it.