State trooper injured in multi-vehicle crash on Route 80 in Mount Arlington

Submitted by New Jersey Motor Vehicle Crash Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark.

MOUNT ARLINGTON — A State Police trooper was taken to the hospital following a five-vehicle crash on Sunday evening, authorities said.

State Police spokesman Capt. Brian Polite said two State Police vehicles crashed while responding to a motor vehicle accident on Route 80 at about 7:30 p.m. near mile-marker 29.8 in Mount Arlington.

The crash, which prompted State Police response, blocked both lanes of travel and caused significant traffic, forcing the troopers to drive in the left and right shoulders with their lights and sirens activated, Polite said.

As the trooper driving in the left shoulder tried to cross over the lanes into the right shoulder, that trooper’s vehicle struck the other State Police vehicle, he said.

The State Police vehicles then impacted three other cars — a white Toyota, a Honda Civic and a Nissan, Polite said.

One of the troopers suffered a head injury in the crash, and the other had a complaint of pain, he said. The former was treated for injuries and released, and the latter refused treatment.

The driver of the Toyota also complained of pain, but refused treatment, Polite said.

The initial crash to which the troopers responded was handled by Mount Arlington police, but at least two vehicles were involved and two were reportedly injured, he said.

Originally published here by nj.com

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