Crash on I-78 knocks bulldozer from trailer, causes major delays

Submitted by New Jersey Tractor Trailer Crash Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark

New Jersey Truck Accident

A tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 78 in Readington Township left a bulldozer dumped onto the eastbound side of the expressway on Friday, March 4. (Photo by Rich Maxwell | For NJ Advance Media)

READINGTON — A tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 78 east injured one person and forced the closure of multiple lanes after a bulldozer was thrown from the trailer onto the highway, authorities said.

Massive delays continued through the morning rush hour in Hunterdon and Somerset counties as a result of the 6 a.m. crash. All three eastbound lanes were initially blocked.

The injured person was was taken to Morristown Medical Center by the Whitehouse Rescue Squad and paramedics. The extent of the injuries was not immediately available.

The lane closures initially resulted in traffic being narrowed to just the shoulder in the area of the accident, near mile marker 24 just east of the Taylor Mills Road overpass.

By 6:30 a.m., eastbound traffic stretched back about 4 miles behind the accident site. By 8:45 a.m., traffic was backed up to around Exit 11 in Union Township, and the state Department of Transportation was reporting heavy traffic on southbound Routes 31 and 22 as a result.

Those delays, of up to 90 minutes, have continued past 9 a.m., according to State Police and

Responding to the accident were New Jersey State Police, Whitehouse, East Whitehouse and Oldwick fire companies, Whitehouse Rescue Squad and Paramedics from Hunterdon Medical Center.

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Jeffrey Hark is a New Jersey Civil and Criminal Lawyer.

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