A school bus with two children was rear-ended while it waited at a traffic light Monday afternoon in Galloway Township, but police said no one was injured.

Police said the bus, driven by Nofa Charles, was waiting at the intersection of U.S. Route 9 and Smithville Boulevard at about 3:50 p.m. It had two more stops to make.

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A 1999 Chevy pickup, which police said was driven by Julie Staley, hit the back of the bus while it waited. The truck was totaled, police said, but the bus was only slightly damaged.

Neither Staley, Charles, the aide on the bus nor the two children were injured. Police said they cited Staley for careless driving.

Police closed the center lane of U.S. Route 9 for 30 minutes while crews removed the truck and debris.

Derek Harper


Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.

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