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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Several people were injured Monday night in a Hunterdon County crash involving multiple vehicles including an overturned tractor trailer, officials said.
The serious crash occurred around 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Route 31 and Cregar Road in Lebanon Township, according to a statement from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office.
A prosecutor’s office spokesman did not immediately release any details on the crash or the severity of the injuries, but said the prosecutor’s Fatal Accident Collision Team and the Lebanon Township Police Department were still investigating it as of 8 p.m.
At least three other cars could be seen with moderate to severe damage, according to photos taken at the scene.
Route 31 was still closed to traffic as of 8 p.m. and traffic was being diverted.
Anyone who witnessed the accident was asked to call the Hunterdon prosecutor’s office at 908-788-1129.
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