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Driver suffers serious injuries after hitting parked tractor-trailer on I-80 in Warren County

ALLAMUCHY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) –  A New York man suffered serious injuries after the car he was driving rear-ended a parked tractor-trailer on Interstate 80 on Monday, according to New Jersey State Police Trooper Brandi Slota.

The crash happened at around 6:44 p.m. on Interstate 80 westbound at milepost 16.8 in Allamuchy Township, Slota said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed a Chevrolet passenger car, driven by a 59-year-old from Chappaqua, was traveling westbound on Interstate 80 when the vehicle then entered the right shoulder and impacted the rear of the freightliner tractor-trailer, Slota said.

According to a post on the Allamuchy Township Fire Department’s Facebook page, while fire crews were responding, they were advised by dispatch that there was confirmed entrapment with one patient involved. Upon arrival, rescue crews began “hastily” extricating the patient from the vehicle.

The man sustained serious injuries and was then flown to an area hospital, Slota said.

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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