Driver Escapes Injury in Rollover Accident on the Garden State Parkway
Toms River — The driver of a pickup truck that rolled over and crashed into a construction site near mile marker 86 on the Garden State Parkway escaped the incident without injuries, according to Lt. Steven Jones of the New Jersey State Police. The incident occurred when a box truck collided with the pickup truck, rolling the pickup truck into a construction site on the right lane side. “The call was reported as an overturned vehicle with entrapment, but the passenger had exited the vehicle and was reported with no injuries when officers arrived on scene,” Jones said. The accident occurred at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday morning, closing all but the left lane during the morning rush hour. By 9:00 a.m., the accident had been cleared.
The four occupants of the box truck also reported no injuries, according to the State Police.
Toms River Fire Companies 1 & 2 responded to the scene, along with the Pleasant Plains Fire Company, according to District Fire Chief John Lightbody. “The first person on the scene was the Assistant Chief of the Silverton Fire Company,” Lightbody said. ”He had observed the incident while he was driving and swung back around.” Lightbody said upon arrival, Silverton Fire Company Assistant Chief Gus Baxes called off the extrication after learning the driver had safely exited the vehicle prior to his arrival.
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