2 hurt after minivan strikes debris from fiery I-78 truck crash

Submitted by New Jersey Tractor Trailer Crash Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark.

New Jersey Truck Crash

Ed Murray | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Truck fire snarls highway Workers on the scene of a truck fire on I-78 on Tuesday in Berkeley Heights, NJ. 9/5/17 (Ed Murray | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Two people in a minivan were hurt after their vehicle struck debris from a tractor-trailer that struck the center divider on Interstate 78 and burst into flames Tuesday morning, officials said.

The eastbound tractor-trailer hit the divider near milepost 45.5, sending concrete into lanes on both sides of the highway, according to Trooper Alejandro Goez of the New Jersey State Police.

Both passengers were taken to Overlook Hospital in Summit with minor injuries, Staunton said.

The truck driver escaped unhurt following the 5:30 a.m. crash that destroyed the tractor-trailer and continues to snarl traffic on 78. While the right lane is open in both directions, the left and center lanes on both sides of the road will remain closed until 1 p.m., State Police said.

Fire departments from Summit, Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Springfield and Warren were joined by the Union County Hazmat team in extinguishing the truck fire.

The crash remains under investigation.

Originally published here by nj.com.

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