Two tour buses crashed in Roxburyleaving 24 people with minor injuries, State Police said.

The buses were carrying a total of 94 when they collided in the westbound lanes about 10:15 a.m., said State Police Sgt. Julian Castellanos.One bus veered off the road, jumped the concrete abutment of an overpass and overturned as it slid about 50 feet on a gradual embankment before coming to a stop near Berkshire Valley Road.

Morristown paramidics and EMT crews arrived.On scene were The Morristown Minute Men first aid,Morristown Ambulance Squad and Atlantic ambulance.A unidentified driver was lying on the ground at the front of the bus complaining of back pain and expressing concern for his passengers, he was taken to Morristown Memorial Hospital where he was listed in stable condition, Roxbury police Sgt. Gerard Hardiman said.

In all 34 passengers were taken to area hospitals while 23 refused medical aid(RMA)and were taken to a nearby firehouse, where food was brought from local restaurants while they awaited another bus to pick them up.

The passengers, from countries like Vietnam, Korea and Australia, were enroute to Niagra Falls, authorities said.

Although the center westbound lane was reopened about an hour after the accident, Castellanos said delays on both sides of the highway were expected to last for hours.

Tamra Lourie, 18, lives near the crash site.(Tamra Lourie Myspace page)"I heard a huge crash. I thought it was a dream or something. I heard a huge bang and I looked out my window and saw a whole bunch of people running down (the hill) from the bus crash down to the (Berkshire Valley) road.''

Lourie estimated about 20 people were scampering down the hill.

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