One Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Interstate 78 in Hunterdon County
Where: The accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 78 in Hunderdon County, New Jersey.
What Happened: A passenger vehicle allegedly collided with the back of a tractor-trailer.
- Driver of Lexus passenger vehicle
- Driver of tractor-trailer
- Driver of Lexus, 81, injured
On or about Saturday, October 30th, 2020, around 12:55 in the afternoon, an accident between a tractor-trailer and a car sent an 81-year-old man to the hospital. State Troopers said the accident happened in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 78 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
Police said that an as-of-yet unidentified 81-year-old man was injured when the Lexus they were driving collided with an 18-wheeler near Exit 11. Paramedics cut the man from the wreckage and rushed him to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the 18-wheeler was unhurt.
Google Maps shows Interstate 78 as six lanes wide, with a barrier and a grassy median diving east and westbound traffic. Hunterdon County is situated about 48 miles southwest of Newark.
Both state and local law enforcement agencies are investigating the accident.
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