HOPE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – The driver of a vehicle had to be airlifted to the hospital after the vehicle she was driving overturned on Interstate 80 and had to be extricated by firefighters on Sunday afternoon.
The crash happened shortly after 12:30 p.m. on westbound Interstate 80 prior to exit 12.
It was reported that the vehicle jumped the guardrail and hit poles that hold an overhead sign.
There was an extended extrication by the Hope fire department and the Allamuchy fire department because of the heavily pinned driver.
The roof was in almost flat intrusion because the car impacted the 12+ inch diameter pole with the roof first and almost folded around the vehicle.
Firefighters used a spreader, a cutter and two rams to make access to the driver who was the only person in the car.
Ayers towing hooked a cable to the under carriage and stabilized the car while the driver was extricated.
North Warren EMS ambulance and the Saint Claire’s paramedics evaluated the female patient and then transport her to the landing zone at the Hope School baseball field.
She was airlifted to the Morristown Medical Center by Atlantic Air.
The roadway remained open during the extrication, but the exit 12 ramp was closed.
Robert Halberstadt provided information for this post.