Other responding units included the High Bridge, Clinton Township & Lebanon Township Police Departments, High Bridge, Lebanon Township and Clinton Township fire departments, Hunterdon Medical Center's MICU, NorthStar Air Medical Helicopter, Atlantic Air 1, the Hunterdon County Hazmat Response Team and Department of Public Safety, Superior Towing, JCP&L, Atlantic Ambulance and the NJSP/NJDOT Traffic Diversion Team.
A tractor-trailer struck two vehicles before overturning and slamming into two more cars Monday evening along Route 31, leaving four people hurt, officials said.
All of the injured are expected to survive, including two people who were flown to Morristown Medical Center according to Paul Approvato, the deputy chief of detectives for the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office.
The truck was traveling south on Route 31 near Cregar Road in Lebanon Township around 5:30 p.m. when it hit two vehicles, turned on its side, slid into the northbound lane and collided with two other vehicles, the prosecutor’s office said. Two people were taken by ambulance to Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Township.
The truck was carrying “gray water” - waste water from baths, sinks, washing machines, and other kitchen appliances, Approvato said. The road was closed until around midnight for the investigation. JCP&L also repaired a power line damaged in the crash.
No charges have been filed and the crash remains under investigation, Approvato said.
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