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2 injured, 1 flown to hospital after crash involving tractor-trailer, car in Hunterdon County

READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Two people were injured after a crash between a tractor-trailer and a car in Hunterdon County Friday evening, according to a post on the Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad’s Facebook page.

The crash happened at 6:40 p.m. on Route 202 northbound in the area of the Countryside Funeral Home in Readington Township.

A person in the car was suffering from a minor injury, and the driver of the tractor-trailer was injured and entrapped, authorities said.

The driver of the truck was extricated using reciprocating saws to removal the windshield, cab visor and other obstructions. The driver was then assisted into a basket stretcher and was hauled up to the roadway, the post said.

The driver was then transported to a nearby landing zone at the Summer Road Park and flown to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton. The driver of the passenger car was transported by ambulance to Hunterdon Medical Center, the post said.

The Hunterdon County Hazardous Materials Response Team responded to handle the diesel fuel leaking from the truck, authorities said.

According to the post, “The car apparently pulled out in the path of the tractor trailer. The truck attempted to avoid a collision by veering to the right. After contacting the car, the truck left the roadway, struck a utility pole, crashed through a billboard, and then ran down a steep embankment before coming to rest partially overturned about seventy five feet from the roadway.”

The crash was investigated by the Readington Township Police Department.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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