Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Hunterdon County resident was trapped for more than three hours before extricated.
A 32-year-old Hunterdon County woman who was trapped inside her vehicle for hours after it rolled over on Interstate 78 was listed in stable condition on Wednesday. Carly Johnstone, of Milford, was airlifted to Morristown Medical Center Tuesday night at about 6:40 p.m., after her vehicle crashed near mile-marker 34 of I-78 westbound more than three hours earlier, State Police said. The Liberty Corner Fire Co. extricated Johnstone from the vehicle, according to Liberty Corner Chief Marc Friedman. According to New Jersey State Police spokesman Sgt. Adam Grossman, firefighters spent several hours working on getting her freed from the vehicle, during which time westbound lanes were closed, causing an 8-mile backup. Grossman said the accident, …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Accident closed westbound lanes of I-78 near the Warren-Bernards border Tuesday afternoon.
The driver of a vehicle that went off Interstate 78 near the Bernards-Warren border was trapped for hours Tuesday afternoon before finally extricated, State Police said. The vehicle was traveling westbound near mile-marker 34 when the accident occurred at about 3 p.m. The driver was finally extricated at about 6:30 p.m., State Police said. The westbound lanes had been partially closed during the extrication and for a medevac helicopter to land on the roadway for the injured victim, State Police said. UPDATE: Driver in stable condition after accident. The Liberty Corner Fire Co. had extricated the woman from the vehicle, said Liberty Corner Chief Marc Friedman. All westbound lanes were initially closed, but the left lane re-opened at about …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Tractor-trailer strikes car, slides into center median.
All eastbound lanes were reported closed after the driver of a tractor-trailer lost control of the trailer while driving east on I-78, near the 37 mile marker, at about 3:15 p.m. Monday. State police said the trailer hit a passing car, and both came to a stop in the center median. The driver of the car was entrapped in the car until rescue crews from Watchung and Bernards were able to remove him. Though no serious injuies were reported, the driver was taken to Morristown Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Police said work to remove the trailer was still impacting traffic at 4:30 p.m.