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MVA with Truck Fire
Posted On: May 28, 2010

MVA With Truck Fire

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP (Mercer County) - June 12, 2007 - Firefighters from the Washington Township Fire Department (WTFD) responded to a multi-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike during the early evening hours of June 12, 2007.

Firefighters from WTFD Group 1, Engine 40 and Rescue 140 under Tour Commander Captain Jason Palmer were dispatched to the New Jersey Turnpike Exit 7A for a motor vehicle accident with injuries.  Initial reports indicated that a tractor-trailer had struck a car resulting in some minor injuries and fluids on the roadway.   As responding units approached the toll plaza entrance ramp to the Turnpike from I-195 they noticed a column of black smoke. 

WTFD Captain Corey Towner (EMS Division Supervisor) arrived on scene first at milepost 60.1 Southbound just south of the interchange and notified Mercer County Communications that a chain reaction accident had occurred involving a car, tractor trailer, and a box truck.  The box truck had slammed into the rear of the tractor trailer when the accident occurred and the cab of the box truck was well involved.  The driver of the box truck had escaped with minor injuries prior to the truck catching fire.  The occupants of the car also suffered minor injuries.  Captain Towner requested an additional ambulance from Hightstown to the scene.

Engine 40 and Rescue 140 arrived with Captain Palmer assuming command.  The accident and fire occurred in the center lane of the highway and debris from the accident had all three lanes of the   southbound side of the Turnpike completely blocked.  Captain Palmer requested Engine 82 from Upper Freehold Township to the scene as well as a water tender to standby at the toll plaza.  WTFD personnel made quick work of knocking down the fire.  Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the cab with no extension to the box or the cargo.  Once it was determined that there was no extension, Engine 82 was released from the scene.  After the fire was placed under control State Police were able to open the left lane and left shoulder so traffic could begin moving again.

The driver of the box truck was transported to the hospital by Hightstown First Aid Squad and the two occupants of the car refused medical treatment.  Troopers from the New Jersey State Police Cranbury Station were investigating the accident.


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