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Truck Flip in Route 1 Accident Snarls Rush Hour Traffic

An accident between a car and truck in Avenel yesterday afternoon made rush hour murder on commuters.


A late afternoon collision in front of the cracked up two vehicles, overturned one of them, and caused huge traffic delays just in time for rush hour traffic.

The crash happened approximately 3:45 pm on Wednesday, September 12, and caused a traffic back up on Route 1 North that one observer said went "all the way to the Driscoll Bridge."

A pickup truck flipped over in the collision, and the hood of a grey car was crumpled up like a used tissue.

The driver of the truck apparently crawled out of the vehicle and is seen picking up his belongings after a wrecker uprighted the overturned truck.

All the airbags deployed in the car.

Firemen said that there were no serious injuries in the crash. A passerby in the southbound lane said he was there right after the accident happened, and he, along with other observers, had called 911, but "the response was slow."

"I left the scene after it happened, and there were still no first aid vehicles there."

Neither nor the returned calls for details on the crash.

This story will be updated as soon as new information is obtained.

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JAS September 13, 2012 at 11:56 AM
"crumbled up like a used tissue"....wow, what a description!
gam September 13, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Now in this news article an unnamed passerby supposedly claimed that they called 911 but that the response time was slow. They supposedly left the scene before any emergency vehicles arrived.....then what did they do? Call the Woodbridge Patch to do an interview?
Deborah Bell (Editor) September 13, 2012 at 08:44 PM
They called me up to tell me about the accident.
gam September 13, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Well whatever the cause at least no one can blame the red light cameras for the accident. Of more concern is...was the response time slow or did it just seem like it was? Slow response time can indicate possible inadequate scheduling of police. Woodbridge EMT [paid] is located approx 1 mile away-is that a Colonia ambulance in the picture? [unable to make out the lettering]
John McHale September 14, 2012 at 11:28 AM
Please note that there was no delay in our response time and I want to clear up any misperception about this. The dispatch records show that our crew arrived on the scene within 4 minutes which was completely acceptable given that they had to get to the scene amongst the heavy traffic which accumulated at the accident site. As for the passersby that commented that our response time was "slow", oftentimes those waiting for an ambulance to respond will feel as if it takes "forever" even though that is not the case. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries in this situation. Thank you for allowing me the chance to comment Best regards, John McHale President & CEO Avenel-Colonia First Aid Squad, Inc.
gam September 14, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Hmmm...what happened to my comment? I have the confirmation email but when I click on link theres nothing here??

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