A Freehold Township school bus was involved in a four-vehicle accident at Kozloski Road and Route 537 on Thursday afternoon, according to Freehold Township police.
A 2008 Hyundai Elantra driven by Joseph Trentacosta, 46, of Howell was traveling south on Kozloski Road at 1:16 p.m. and failed to observe a red traffic light, police said.
Trentacosta's car struck a 2012 Audi operated by Colts Neck resident Deber Confessore, 56, before crossing the center line of the roadway and hitting 2011 Bluebird School Bus owned by Freehold Township Board of Education. The bus was driven by Suzanne Anderson, 62, of Jackson.
Trentacosta's car and the bus then struck a 2002 Lincoln Continental operated by Nathan Davidson, 67 of Freehold Township, police said.
Trentacosta was taken from the scene by MONOC paramedics to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for treatment. An 8-year-old Freehold Township student and and the student aide, 46-year-old Kim Barrera of Freehold Township, were examined at the scene but did not require further medical attention.
Confessore complained of shoulder pain and was transported home by patrol.
Police Officer William Peace investigated the accident and issued two motor vehicle complaints to Trentacosta as a result of the crash.
Freehold First Aid, MONOC Paramedics, Freehold Towing, Jerry’s Towing and the Monmouth County Highway Department assisted at the scene.