American tourister ‘taken off’ as tourister van is towed from mall

A tourister has been taken off a bus in an American mall after it was reportedly damaged in a hit-and-run.

The incident happened in New Jersey, where the bus was heading to the Westgate Mall, in Manhattan, when it came under attack by a vehicle.

The bus was travelling from a nearby mall to the shopping centre, when the vehicle apparently hit the tourister, a bag containing clothing and a laptop was also taken off the bus, New Jersey State Police said.

A spokeswoman for the New Jersey Department of Transportation said the tourist was taken to a hospital for treatment.

A spokesperson for the American touristers association said the company was unaware of the incident and would not comment on the matter.

The Associated Press contributed to this report