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Dump truck driver extricated from Hunterdon County crash after more than 90 minutes trapped

UNION TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A dump truck driver was pinned in a crash for more than 90 minutes before crews were able to free them in Hunterdon County Tuesday, officials said.

The crash happened at 2:04 p.m. on Van Syckles Road in Union Township, New Jersey State Police spokesperson Trooper Charles Marchan said

Based on a preliminary police investigation a dump truck ran off the road and overturned up against a tree causing the driver to be entrapped, Marchan said.

“A primary plan, along with a second and third plan was worked to free the driver as additional resources arrived. Operations were transferred to County OEM Coordinator Fahey, who coordinated the 3 teams composed of the many responders on the scene, all working the three plans until the driver was finally disentangled from the wreckage in just over 90 minutes from the time of the call,” according to a post on the South Branch Emergency Services Facebook page.

The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was then flown to a trauma center in Pennsylvania, officials said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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