Accident on New Jersey Turnpike Creates Major Traffic
Posted on Oct 26, 2009
A two-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike created a major traffic delay in the Woodbridge area. The incident took place at approximately 9:00 AM on Friday morning, October 2, 2009.
The three northbound truck lanes were closed backing up traffic for miles when a tractor-trailer crashed into the sound barrier and burst into flames. According to Trooper Jeff Dinicola, the tractor-trailer knocked down two sections of the wall and blocked the roadway near mile post 94.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, who has not been identified, was transported by rescue crews to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick to be treated for minor injuries. The details of his injuries were not made available.
According to Dinicola, it was unclear whether the driver was in the tractor-trailer when it burst into flames since he was out of the vehicle when rescue workers arrived on the scene. The flames reportedly engulfed the truck’s cab and eventually spread to the trailer.
Another vehicle was involved in the New Jersey car accident. No information was given about the driver or whether the driver was injured or transported to a medical facility.
The incident along the New Jersey Turnpike is still under investigation by local authorities.