Authorities say an accident between a tractor trailer and two cars on Interstate 78 in Union County has forced the closure of two lanes in both directions. The truck caught fire after the crash and spilled debris, causing major delays Tuesday morning on the highway near exit 44 in Berkeley Heights. Two lanes in both directions were closed. The fire stemmed from the accident that happened at about 5:40 a.m. as the tractor-trailer became hung up on a center divider. The driver was able to get out of the truck on his own and was uninjured. State police say that only minor injuries were reported.
Peiran Chi, a 20-year-old woman who was a passenger in a Mercedes Benz, died on Monday in a collision with another car in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80. Chi was a rear passenger in the Mercedes, among two other occupants—the driver and a front passenger—both of whom suffered minor injuries. An initial report said that the Mercedes spun out of control, hit a guardrail, flipped over and struck several trees off the highway. The Mercedes had apparently caught fire, but the driver and front passenger escaped before the fire ignited. Chi was thrown out of the Mercedes after the crash with the Mitsubishi, and was pronounced dead at the scene
A man was killed by an NJ Transit train early Thursday morning near the Woodbridge station.
The man was struck by the train at 12:19 a.m. Thursday near the Woodbridge station off Main Street. He was trespassing on the tracks, NJ Transit spokesman Jim Smith told Patch. There were no passengers on the train that hit him, which was moving from a maintenance facility in Kearny to Long Branch along the North Jersey Coast Line.
Service between Rahway and South Amboy was suspended after his death last night, but resumed for the Thursday morning rush with no delays.
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A 10-year-old boy went into critical condition at Jersey City Medical Center this morning after being hit by a bus on one of Hudson County’s busiest roads. The child was struck at the intersection of Kennedy Boulevard and Neptune Avenue shortly after 8 a.m., although specifics of the crash are not yet known. The boy was taken with his mother at the time of the accident, and was taken to JCMC this morning in extremely critical condition, hospital spokesman Mark Rabson said. Jersey City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill says it’s still unclear whether his mother sustained any injuries
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victims of this recent crash, which shows us that mistakes can happen in train stations as well as
on highways. We’d also like to offer support for any victims of the crash.
A New Jersey Transit train crashed into the Hoboken station Thursday morning killing at least
one and injuring 108.
The train came to a halt in a covered area between the station’s indoor waiting area and the
platform, collapsing a section of the metal shed roof and heavily damaging the station.
Officials said the train was crowded, particularly the first two cars, because they make for an
easy exit into the Hoboken station and onto the PATH train. Passengers in the second car broke
the emergency windows to get out.
Jamie Weatherhead-Saul of Wood-Ridge described the bloody scene. “The conductor, I don’t
know how he managed to get out, but he opened the doors for us and we got out.”
A man who was part of a dive group on the 50-foot Gypsyblood was injured in a diving accident in the ocean off Point Pleasant Beach on Friday afternoon.
The boat was 15 miles off Point Pleasant Beach when he began experiencing problems under water. A U.S. Coast Guard boat had arrived while people on the Gypsyblood were already performing CPR on the man. Two Coast Guard crew members continued to perform life-saving measures for the remainder of the return trip.
The diver was eventually rushed by ambulance to Ocean Medical Center in Brick. Investigators were planning to retrieve the victim’s dive computer to help them determine the cause of the accident.
Eight people were killed and 22 were injured in a catastrophic New Jersey weekend full of shootings, traffic crashes, and mysterious events.
Among the main ones was a NJ Transit bus collision on Friday, which killed two people and injured 17. The crash occurred at the intersection of Broad Street and Raymond Boulevard in Newark involving the 59 bus, which was traveling without any passengers.
Also this weekend, a 5-year- old boy was killed and four others were hurt in a five-vehicle wreck on the New Jersey Turnpike. A woman was hit in the face by a flying object on a ride at Six Flags Great Adventure, and will require oral surgery after the incident. Two separate fatal
shootings occurred in Newark late Friday night. And police recovered a body at the Round Valley Reservoir near Clinton on Monday.
A truck driver who was killed last week in a fiery crash had recently been identified as Essam Fawaz, 52, of Middlesex Borough.
The accident occurred at 7:17 a.m. on July 14 near milepost 23.4, just west of Exit 24 for Oldwick and Route 523. Fawaz was driving a tractor-trailer east on the highway when it went off the left side of the expressway and hit a bridge abutment.
Fawaz drove for Beltway Transportation Logistics and Pallet Systems of South Plainfield, according to New Jersey 101.15.
“Very preliminary investigation shows there may have been a blowout to one of his tires that may have been a contributing factor to the crash,” State Police Lt. Brian Polite said Friday morning.
The eastbound lanes of the highway were closed for six hours as officers investigated the accident and crews cleared the wreckage. Eastbound traffic was detoured onto Route 22, and drivers faced backups of up to 8 miles.