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, …
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.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Police said box truck hit rear of car, causing accident.
Bridgewater resident William Page was taken to Somerset Medical Center after the four-door sedan he was driving eastbound on I-78 was hit form behind by a box truck, state police said. The accident occurred at about 6:45 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-78 just past the King George exit. Police said both vehicles spun out of controlbefore coming to a rest on a guardrail. Page complained of back and neck pain and was taken to the hospital for treatment. The eastbound lane had been blocked following the accident. Police issued traffic alerts to reduce congestion in the area.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Afternoon accident had blocked lane briefly, but now open.
A pickup truck traveling westbound on I-78 overturned at about 2:50 p.m., but state police said no injuries were reported in the incident. The accident occurred at the King George Road exit. The overturned truck briefly blocked the left lane on the highway, but police said the lane has been cleared.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Rain blamed for string of mishaps.
State Police at Somerville barracks said officers were still out along I-78 in the vicinity of Warren Township, Berkeley Heights and Watchung on Friday afternoon clearing multiple accidents, with most of the disabled vehicles moved onto the shoulder as of shortly before 3:30 p.m. A trooper added at about 4 p.m. that the accidents had been mostly cleared by that time, except for residual accidents. Another officer blamed what he said were about 10 accidents, none fatal, on the rain. Traffic was stalled on Route 78 in the Watchung-Berkeley Heights area Friday afternoon near exit 41 on the westbound side of the highway following an accident that left a vehicle overturned, according to the New Jersey State Police. Officers were at the scene …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Two-car accident sends woman to Morristown Medical Center Saturday.
The woman taken by Medivac transport to Morristown Medical Center after the vehicle she was driving hit the rear of another vehicle and went off the roadway on I-78 late Saturday is listed in fair condition, state police said. The 32-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, was taken after the Ford Explorer she was driving hit the rear of a Subaru Forrester, while traveling westbound near the 38.5-mile marker on I-78 (about a mile east of the King George Road exits) at 10:19 p.m., State Police Acting Sgt. Adam Grossman said Sunday. Both vehicles overturned, and the Subaru came to a rest on the center lane. The driver of that vehicle was treated for minor injuries, Grossman said. The Explorer went off the road, and down an …
Both vehicles overturn after colliding near King George exit, State Police said.
A 32-year-old woman was taken by Medevac transport to Morristown Medical Center after she was ejected from the vehicle she driving on I-78, east of the King George Road exit, struck another vehicle at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, state police said. The woman's name has not been released. Police said she was in stable condition and conscious at the time of being airlifted. UPDATE: Driver's condition upgraded to fair, according to state police. The vehicles appear to have collided while traveling in the westbound lane, causing both to overturn. The woman's vehicle went off the road, and down an embankment, while the other remained on the road. Two lanes of I-78 were closed for hours after the accident, as state police continued to investigate …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Accident near Liberty Corner exit blamed on wet roads and possibly alcohol, State Police said.
Two occupants of a vehicle that flipped on Interstate 78 late Saturday night in Bernards Township remain hospitalized at Morristown Medical Center. Max Torres, 20, of Elizabeth, and Amber Rouland, 19, of Newark, have been identified as the occupants who were airlifted from the scene after Torres lost control of the vehicle Saturday night at about 11:40 p.m., State Police said. State Police said Torres' vehicle first spun out of control on wet pavement before traveling across the roadway, and hitting a guardrail near the 33.7 mile marker of the eastbound lanes, just west of the Liberty Corner interchange. The car then "bounced back" across the road, and came to a stop in the center median, police said. Torres and Rouland were taken by …
Friday, September 14, 2012
State police report no injuries, but tractor-trailer was destroyed.
No injuries were reported after a tractor trailer traveling on Interstate 78 near the Valley View Road overpass was completely destroyed by a fire at about 1:30 p.m. Friday, New Jersey State Police said. The fire was believed to have been caused by overheating brakes on the trailer, but the fire engulfed the entire vehicle. Police said the tractor trailer was completely destroyed.
Monday, July 9, 2012
State police say no injuries.
State Police in Somerville said that a car fire that began late this morning on Interstate 78 westbound near exit 36 for Warren—Basking Ridge had been cleared by Monday afternoon. No injuries took place during the mishap, which began about 10:30 a.m., said a state police spokeswoman. The spokeswoman could not say exactly when the damaged car was removed from the highway, but said it already was gone before early afternoon.