According to officials, around 4:00am a tractor-trailer swerved, hit a median, and tipped a load of drywall off the trailer, causing another tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle to run into the drywall on the southbound side of the highway. The crash occurred on Route 17 between Pleasant Avenue and and East Allendale Road.
Two people in the passenger vehicle were taken to Hackensack Medical Center with minor injuries.
The driver of the tractor-trailer claimed that he had been cut off, causing him to swerve.
The northbound lanes reopened about an hour and a half after the crash, whereas the southbound lanes opened about 4 hours later.
This is an ongoing investigation. We will be monitoring for more information.
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Note: This blog reports on the types of cases our firm has extensive experience handling. It is painful to learn of the prevalence of these serious accidents, and it is our sincere hope that future catastrophes can be avoided. Our blog posts are written from scouring recent news stories. As more information is revealed, these stories may be updated. If the information in this blog article is outdated or false, please let us know so we can add updates or corrections.
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Written by: Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers Last Updated : January 14, 2022