A dump truck lost control and smashed into a tree after running off the road near Glen Gardner on April 8, according to New Jersey On-Line. New Jersey State Troopers responded to the scene at the intersection of Route 31 and Glen Gardner, where a white box truck was in the middle of the road, a pickup truck was next to it in the northbound lanes and the dump truck was off the road near the waterway.
Officials were concerned with a potential contamination of the waterway and called the Hunterdon County Hazmat Unit to the scene. Hunterdon County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Brayden Fahey assured reporters that there was no contamination and no waste or oil from the truck. Responders placed booms in the stream to catch any hazardous materials as a precaution.
The drivers of all three trucks were treated for minor injuries at the Hunterdon Medical Center. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Contact our firm for a free consultation if you or a loved one sustained injuries in a truck accident.
Tip of the week: According to the Department of Transportation, approximately 200 out of the 5,000 fatal truck accidents that occur each year in the United States involve a truck carrying hazardous materials. Trucks carrying hazardous materials have the potential to cause much more damage than other vehicles.
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