Truck crash causes fuel spill on Route 46 in Little Falls

Submitted by New Jersey Rollover Truck Crash Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark.

New Jersey boxcar truck crash

Photo Courtesy of the Little Falls Police Department A boxcar truck turned over this afternoon as it was traveling eastbound on Route 46. No one was seriously injured, according to Little Falls Police Chief Steven Post.

LITTLE FALLS – A boxcar truck traveling east on Route 46 flipped onto its side this afternoon, snarling traffic for at least two hours.

The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. when the truck rolled over on its side near Andrews Drive. Fuel from the truck’s 50-gallon tank spilled onto the road. A car was also involved in the crash but details about that vehicle and its driver were not available as of this afternoon.

New Jersey boxcar truck turned over

Photo by Michael Karas A car involved in the crash was removed from the scene.

The truck driver sustained minor injuries and the truck was towed off of the highway, said Little Falls Police Chief Steven Post. Post said no one was transported from the scene by ambulance and there was no fatality, as a previous breaking news alert had indicated.

The entrance ramp to Route 46 east on McBride and Paterson Avenues was shut to motorists from about 1:50 to 3:30 p.m., when one lane reopened. Traffic remained slow until the highway was fully reopened.

New Jersey Department of Transportation workers were at the scene, cleaning fuel that spilled from the truck. A DOT worker told Passaic Valley Today a Mercedes cut off a boxcar truck near the Valero gas station, but Post noted there are no allegations that the truck was cut off or that it was speeding.

Originally published here by northjersey.com.

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