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Car Fire Jams Route 78 In Union County Car Fire Jams Route 78 In Union County
Car Fire Jams Route 78 In Union County A vehicle fire on Route 78 has closed two lanes in Union County on Monday, May 20, according to the state Department of Transportation The fire occurred on Exit 45 westbound near Glenside Avenue in Summit.  Two right lanes out of three are closed and drivers can expect delays, the state Department of Transportation said.
1 Airlifted In Tractor Trailer Crash With 4 Other Vehicles On Route 78 (UPDATE) 1 Airlifted In Tractor Trailer Crash With 4 Other Vehicles On Route 78 (UPDATE)
1 Airlifted In Tractor Trailer Crash With 4 Other Vehicles On Route 78 (Update) A crash between a tractor trailer and four passenger cars closed the westbound lanes of Route 78 in Hunterdon County for several hours on Thursday, May 9, authorities said. The crash at milepost 17.4 happened just after 3:40 p.m., and caused the tractor trailer to overturn, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Jeffrey Lebron said. Four occupants were hospitalized with minor injuries and one person was airlifted with minor non-life-threatening injuries, Lebron said. All westbound lanes were closed west of Exit 16 near Route 31 North in Clinton as of 4 p.m., the DOT said. As of 8:20 p.m., t…
Man Injured In Jump From Route 78 Overpass In Newark: Police Man Injured In Jump From Route 78 Overpass In Newark: Police
Man Injured In Jump From Route 78 Overpass In Newark: Police A man was hospitalized after he jumped from an overpass near Route 78 in Newark on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 23. At 4:13 p.m., police responded to the Fabyan Bridge Route 78 near Lyons Avenue after receiving calls of a man threatening to jump, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said. State police stopped traffic in both directions of Route 78 beneath the overpass, Fragé said. After refusing several police de-escalation attempts, the man jumped from the overpass, missing an inflatable bag that had been placed underneath him on the roadway, Fragé said. The man is c…
Tractor Trailer Overturns On Route 78 In Springfield Tractor Trailer Overturns On Route 78 In Springfield
Tractor Trailer Overturns On Route 78 In Springfield A tractor trailer overturned in a crash with a passenger car early  morning, Monday, April 8 on Route 78 in Springfield, police said. The Freightliner and Toyota passenger car were heading east when the tractor trailer struck the back of the Toyota and overturned near milepost 47.4 at 5 a.m., New Jersey State Police said. The driver of the Toyota sustained minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital. There were no other injuries reported. The accident remains under investigation.
Sleet, Freezing Rain, Snow To Blast Parts Of North Jersey Before Warmup: Forecasters Sleet, Freezing Rain, Snow To Blast Parts Of North Jersey Before Warmup: Forecasters
Sleet, Freezing Rain, Snow To Blast Parts Of North Jersey Before Warmup: Forecasters Warmer days are coming, but not before another bout of wintry weather, forecasters say. Sunday night, Jan. 21 will be frigid with temps in the mid-teens while Monday, Jan. 22 will be sunny with increasing clouds and a high in the mid-30s, the according to the National Weather Service. Monday night will be dry with a low around 27, however,  a wintry mix is expected to arrive Tuesday, Jan. 23, with sleet possible in the morning in Sussex, Warren, Bergen, and Passaic counties — primarily north of Route 78, the NWS said. Temps will be in the mid-30s. There's a chance of rain fo…
Jackknifed Tractor Trailer Snarls Traffic On Route 78 Jackknifed Tractor Trailer Snarls Traffic On Route 78
Jackknifed Tractor Trailer Snarls Traffic On Route 78 Multiple lanes were closed following a fuel spill and a jackknifed tractor trailer on Route 78 in Hunterdon County Friday, Jan. 19. It happened in the eastbound lanes, east of Exit 12 in Union Township by Perryville Rd., the New Jersey Department of Transportation said. Two left lanes of three lanes are closed, NJ DOT said. This is a developing story, check back later for additional updates.
Tractor Trailer Slams Four NJSP Troop Cars On Route 78 (UPDATE) Tractor Trailer Slams Four NJSP Troop Cars On Route 78 (UPDATE)
Tractor Trailer Slams Four Njsp Troop Cars On Route 78 (Update) A New Jersey State Police trooper suffered a minor injury when a tractor trailer rammed four troop cars along Route 78 Wednesday, Oct. 11, authorities said. The Volvo tractor-trailer was heading east when it collided with an Isuzu box truck around 1:50 p.m. near milepost 15.4 in Union Township (Hunterdon County), NJSP Detective I Jeffrey Lebron said. The Volvo tractor-trailer continued forward and subsequently struck one troop car, which caused a chain reaction with the three other vehicles. As a result of the crash, one trooper sustained minor injuries and was transported to a nearby…
Tractor Trailer Overturns On Route 78 In Newark Tractor Trailer Overturns On Route 78 In Newark
Tractor Trailer Overturns On Route 78 In Newark A tractor trailer overturned on Route 78, taking out the two right lanes of the highway early Tuesday, Aug. 22. The accident happened on the westbound side of the highway just east of Exit 58 to Port Street in Newark.
Newark Ex-Con Busted Again For Morris Pursuit In Stolen Mercedes — This Time Ramming Cop Car Newark Ex-Con Busted Again For Morris Pursuit In Stolen Mercedes — This Time Ramming Cop Car
Newark Ex-Con Busted Again For Morris Pursuit In Stolen Mercedes — This Time Ramming Cop Car A Newark man with a laundry list of prior charges involving eluding and burglary yet again tried — and failed — to get away from police after breaking into a home twice, stealing a Mercedes, and ramming a police cruiser, authorities said on Friday, Jan. 13. Tysean Ware, 20, was charged theft, burglary, conspiracy to commit theft and burglary, eluding, and other offenses, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll announced. Ware was allegedly seen on video surveillance breaking into a Morris Township home where a child was present and stealing a 2021 Mercedes SL500 Maybach around 3 p.…
Trapped Victims Hospitalized After Route 78 Crash Trapped Victims Hospitalized After Route 78 Crash
Trapped Victims Hospitalized After Route 78 Crash Two people were hospitalized after a single-car crash on Route 78 on Tuesday, Oct. 11, authorities said. Firefighters removed the driver and passenger in the Hyundai Sonata that ran off the roadway near Exit 36 and struck. tree just before 10 a.m. on the westbound side in Warren Township, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Philip Curry said. Both victims were taken to Morristown Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. 
Serious Injuries Reported In Rt. 78 Crash, Traffic Diverted From Area: State Police (UPDATE) Serious Injuries Reported In Rt. 78 Crash, Traffic Diverted From Area: State Police (UPDATE)
Serious Injuries Reported In Rt. 78 Crash, Traffic Diverted From Area: State Police (Update) A crash on Route 78 resulted in serious injuries and a traffic diversion early in the morning on Friday, Oct. 7, state police said. The crash, which involved serious injuries, occurred in the eastbound lanes near milepost 24.8 in Tewksbury just before 6:10 a.m., NJSP Sgt. Philip Curry told DailyVoice.com. Traffic was being diverted from the area for the investigation as of 10 a.m., Curry said. Meanwhile, eastbound drivers were experiencing delays of up to nearly two hours west of exit 15 in Union Township to east of exit 24 in Tewksbury Township as the crash was investigated. Heavy tr…
Driver Hospitalized In Double Tractor-Trailer Crash That Dumped Fuel, Closed Rt. 78 (UPDATE) Driver Hospitalized In Double Tractor-Trailer Crash That Dumped Fuel, Closed Rt. 78 (UPDATE)
Driver Hospitalized In Double Tractor-Trailer Crash That Dumped Fuel, Closed Rt. 78 (Update) A driver was taken to a nearby hospital following a double tractor-trailer crash that dumped fuel and shut down Route 78 in the afternoon on Thursday, Sept. 29, state police said. The tractor-trailers collided in the eastbound lanes near milepost 17.4 in Clinton Township, causing one of them to spill fuel in the right and center lanes between mileposts 17.4 and 17.8. just before 1:15 p.m., NJSP Sgt. Philip Curry told DailyVoice.com. One of the drivers was taken to Hunterdon Medical Center for treatment of a lower-body injury, Curry said. The other was not hurt. The Hunterdon County HazMat…
Driver Hospitalized As Honda Collides With Dump Truck, Hits Tree On Route 78, State Police Say Driver Hospitalized As Honda Collides With Dump Truck, Hits Tree On Route 78, State Police Say
Driver Hospitalized As Honda Collides With Dump Truck, Hits Tree On Route 78, State Police Say A driver was hospitalized after a Honda collided with a dump truck and struck a tree on Route 78, state police said. A Honda Accord veered off the eastbound lanes and struck a tree following a collision with a dump truck near milepost 15.6 in Union Township just before 10:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, NJSP Sgt. Alejandro Goez told DailyVoice.com. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, Goez said. The right shoulder west of Exit 13 to NJ 173 in Union Township was temporarily closed for the crash cleanup and investigation, according to 511NJ.…
Serious Crash With Up To Six Patients Shuts Route 78 Serious Crash With Up To Six Patients Shuts Route 78
Serious Crash With Up To Six Patients Shuts Route 78 A serious crash involving about six victims closed Route 78 overnight. The crash involved an overturned car and spanned both sides of the roadway in Berkeley Heights around 12:40 a.m., developing reports say. At least one person was seriously injured. This is a developing story. Check back for more.
Overturned Truck Jams Route 78 During Morning Rush Hour Overturned Truck Jams Route 78 During Morning Rush Hour
Overturned Truck Jams Route 78 During Morning Rush Hour A truck that overturned on Route 78 jammed the highway in both directions during rush hour Thursday, Aug. 11. The truck overturned west of Exit 40 in Warren around 7:55 a.m., according to 511NJ. Heavy delays were reported.
Toddlers Among 7 Hurt In Serious Chain-Reaction Crash On Route 78: State Police (UPDATE) Toddlers Among 7 Hurt In Serious Chain-Reaction Crash On Route 78: State Police (UPDATE)
Toddlers Among 7 Hurt In Serious Chain-Reaction Crash On Route 78: State Police (Update) Two toddlers were among the seven victims hurt in a serious chain-reaction crash on Route 78, state police confirmed. The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes near milepost 7.2 in Bloomsbury around 4:25 p.m. on Monday, July 25, NJSP Trooper Charles Marchan told DailyVoice.com. A 2007 Freightliner pulling a utility trailer was heading east in the center lane in front of a Toyota Camry, which was in front of a Mazda CX-5, Marchan said. Meanwhile, a Kia Sorrento was in the left lane alongside the 2007 Freightliner, which also had a 2015 Freightliner box truck to its right. A 2019 Kentworth…
Double Tractor-Trailer Crash Causes Serious Delays, Fluid Spill On Route 78: DEVELOPING Double Tractor-Trailer Crash Causes Serious Delays, Fluid Spill On Route 78: DEVELOPING
Double Tractor-Trailer Crash Causes Serious Delays, Fluid Spill On Route 78: Developing A crash involving two tractor-trailers spilled fluid on the roadway and serious delays on Route 78, developing reports say. The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes west of Exit 11 to Route 614/Pattenburg Road in Bethlehem Township around 7 a.m. on Friday, July 8, according to 511NJ. Crash and Fuel spill on I-78 eastbound West of Exit 11 - CR 614/Pattenburg Rd (Bethlehem Twp) 1 Right lane of 3 lanes closed https://t.co/0aKQTOOj4A — 511NJ I78 (@511nji78) July 8, 2022 Two of three right lanes remained closed as of 9:40 a.m. with delays of around 40 minutes, the outlet said. Crash an…
OOPS! Driver Who Tried To Pass Holland Tunnel Jam With Illegal Lights, Siren On Gets Surprised OOPS! Driver Who Tried To Pass Holland Tunnel Jam With Illegal Lights, Siren On Gets Surprised
Oops! Driver Who Tried To Pass Holland Tunnel Jam With Illegal Lights, Siren On Gets Surprised A motorist who tried bypassing a huge Holland Tunnel traffic jam by driving on the shoulder with illegal lights and sirens on his car hadn't counted on who might be in front of him. Port Authority Police Chief of Operations Emilio Gonzalez was on his way to work Thursday morning when the vehicle came up behind him on the Route 78 approach to the tunnel, the department's Lenis Valens said. Gonzalez began talking with the driver, identified as Jose Ramos Navarro, 30, of Jersey City, she said. Navarro at first claimed to be an officer with the Metropolitan Transit Authority, then changed his …
Driver Flees After Crashing Stolen PA Vehicle On Route 78, State Police Say Driver Flees After Crashing Stolen PA Vehicle On Route 78, State Police Say
Driver Flees After Crashing Stolen PA Vehicle On Route 78, State Police Say An unidentified driver remained at large after crashing a stolen vehicle along the side of Route 78 and fleeing Saturday morning, state police said. The vehicle was found off the right shoulder of the eastbound side near milepost 5.0 in Greenwich Township shortly after 6:50 a.m., Trooper Charles Marchan told DailyVoice.com. A follow-up investigation determined that the vehicle had been stolen out of Reading, PA, Marchan said. NJSP Aviation and K9 team conducted a search of the area with negative results, authorities said. The incident remained under investigation, and additional details w…
Speeding Driver Had Ecstasy Pills, Powder During Route 78 Traffic Stop, Police Say Speeding Driver Had Ecstasy Pills, Powder During Route 78 Traffic Stop, Police Say
Speeding Driver Had Ecstasy Pills, Powder During Route 78 Traffic Stop, Police Say A driver stopped for speeding on Route 78 early Wednesday was found with both ecstasy pills and powder, authorities said. Donald Thomas, 37, was stopped for speeding on Route 78 in Readington Township around 1:50 a.m., local police said. Thomas, of East Orange, was found with several ecstasy pills and a bag of suspected crushed ecstacy, police said. Thomas was charged with drug possession and issued summonses for speeding, maintenance of lamps, driving while suspended, and drug possession in a motor vehicle, authorities said.
Overturned Dump Truck Shuts Down Route 78 (PHOTOS) Overturned Dump Truck Shuts Down Route 78 (PHOTOS)
Overturned Dump Truck Shuts Down Route 78 (Photos) A dump truck overturned and shut down Route 78 Tuesday morning, authorities said. The truck overturned in the westbound lanes east of Exit 7 to Route 173 in Bethlehem Township around 9 a.m., according to 511NJ. Overturned Dump Truck on I-78 westbound East of Exit 7 - NJ 173 (Bethlehem Twp) All lanes closed https://t.co/Co8ElgA4DW — 511NJ I78 (@511nji78) January 18, 2022 Delays of between 15 and 20 minutes were being reported as of 12 p.m. Heavy traffic on I-78 westbound West of Exit 13 - NJ 173 (Union Twp) to West of Exit 11 - CR 614/Pattenburg Rd (Bethlehem Twp) current travel tim…
Fiery Double Tractor-Trailer Crash Causes Massive Delays On Route 78 [PHOTOS] Fiery Double Tractor-Trailer Crash Causes Massive Delays On Route 78 [PHOTOS]
Fiery Double Tractor-Trailer Crash Causes Massive Delays On Route 78 [Photos] Two tractor-trailers crashed and burst into flames Thursday morning, drawing emergency departments from several surrounding towns and causing major delays on Route 78, authorities said. The trailers collided and went up in flames in the eastbound lanes near milepost 11 before exit 11 in Bethlehem Township around 4:30 a.m., according to the Pattenburg Volunteer Fire Department. The drivers had safely exited the vehicles upon arrival of the Bloomsbury Hose Co., which also assisted with fire suppression, they said. Early morning call on 78, Engine 43-2 arrived second due and assisted wit…
Escaped Edna Mahan Inmate Captured Escaped Edna Mahan Inmate Captured
Escaped Edna Mahan Inmate Captured A prisoner who escaped from the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility on Sunday has been captured, authorities said. ORIGINAL STORY BELOW The inmate was reported missing from a minimum security unit at the facility sometime Sunday morning, a spokesperson from the prosecutor's office said. She was last seen near Exit 13 on Route 78.  Anyone with information is urged to contact Hunterdon County Communications at 908-788-1202 or 911. Edna Mahan Correctional Facility became the center of an investigation in the last year due to a series of sexual abuse charges among guards.
Tanker Truck Crash With Major Fuel Spill Closes Route 78 Tanker Truck Crash With Major Fuel Spill Closes Route 78
Tanker Truck Crash With Major Fuel Spill Closes Route 78 A tanker truck that crashed and spilled more than 100 gallons of fuel closed a portion of Route 78 Thursday afternoon, developing reports say. The crash happened in Berkeley Heights at Diamond Hill Road around 12:50 p.m., closing the westbound side of the highway. Major delays were reported. 
Overturned Tractor-Trailer Spills Fluid, Causes Delays On Route 24 Overturned Tractor-Trailer Spills Fluid, Causes Delays On Route 24
Overturned Tractor-Trailer Spills Fluid, Causes Delays On Route 24 A tractor-trailer overturned and caused a large fluid spill on Route 24 Wednesday afternoon, initial reports say. The truck overturned on the eastbound ramp that leads to Route 78 west in Springfield Township shortly before 1:20 p.m., according to 511nj.org. The County Hazardous Materials Unit responded to the scene to clear a large fluid spill, according to initial and unconfirmed reports. One right lane was closed as of 1:30 p.m. causing a 10 to 15 minute delay, according to 511nj.org. This is a developing story. Check back for more.
PHOTOS: Firefighters Rescue Car That Fell 20 Feet Down Embankment In Route 1&9 Crash PHOTOS: Firefighters Rescue Car That Fell 20 Feet Down Embankment In Route 1&9 Crash
Photos: Firefighters Rescue Car That Fell 20 Feet Down Embankment In Route 1&9 Crash Firefighters rescued a driver in his 50s whose vehicle fell approximately 20 feet down an embankment off the side of Route 1&9 in a crash with a tractor trailer Tuesday. The incident occurred at the Route 78 westbound ramp around 4:20 p.m. At approximately 4:20 p.m., Newark Firefighters responded to the scene of the crash, where the victim’s car had dropped some 20 feet down, entrapping the driver. At the scene511nj.org Newark Fire Engine 10, Engine 29, Ladder 10 with Rescue 1, Rescue 2 and other members worked to extricate the trapped man with heavy rescue equipment, freeing the v…
PHOTOS: Double Tractor-Trailer Crash Scatters Debris Throughout Route 78 In Hunterdon County PHOTOS: Double Tractor-Trailer Crash Scatters Debris Throughout Route 78 In Hunterdon County
Photos: Double Tractor-Trailer Crash Scatters Debris Throughout Route 78 In Hunterdon County A crash involving two tractor-trailers shut down the westbound lanes of Route 78 and scattered debris throughout the highway Thursday afternoon, authorities said. The tractor-trailers collided near the rest stop just before Exit 7 in Bloomsbury, the Stewartsville Volunteer Fire Company said on Facebook. The tractor-trailers were significantly damaged in the crash, which spread debris throughout the highway, authorities said. The Bloomsbury Hose Co. assisted with cleanup while the Pattenburg Rescue Squad provided patient care. The crash remains under investigation.
PHOTOS: Dr. Pepper Pallets Strewn Across Route 78 In Tractor-Trailer Rollover Crash PHOTOS: Dr. Pepper Pallets Strewn Across Route 78 In Tractor-Trailer Rollover Crash
Photos: Dr. Pepper Pallets Strewn Across Route 78 In Tractor-Trailer Rollover Crash A truckload of Dr. Pepper pallets were strewn across Route 78 in a Warren County rollover crash Monday night, authorities said. The tractor-trailer carrying the pallets crashed and flipped over in the westbound lanes just before exit 3, the Stewartsville Volunteer Fire Company said. The driver was able to escape from the overturned truck without injury, authorities said. “Fortunately the only injuries were pallets of #drpepper,” the department said in a Facebook post with photos of the incident. The post received feedback from both serious and lighthearted commenters: “I am available to …
PA Stabbing Suspect Loses Police During 130-MPH Pursuit On I-78 In NJ PA Stabbing Suspect Loses Police During 130-MPH Pursuit On I-78 In NJ
PA Stabbing Suspect Loses Police During 130-mph Pursuit On I-78 In NJ A man suspected of beating and stabbing a woman in Bethlehem remained at large following a high-speed police chase on Route 78, authorities said. Christopher Alexander, 35, broke into a home on East Eighth Street in Bethlehem, punched a woman in the face and stabbed her around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, NJ.com reports citing court records. The victim had ended her relationship with Alexander earlier that day, the report says. The woman sustained a “golf-ball sized bruise” on her face as well as a “gaping” stab wound toward the top of her left hand as a result of the attack, police said. Alexand…
17 Busted For Illegal Dumping In Newark, Police Charge 17 Busted For Illegal Dumping In Newark, Police Charge
17 Busted For Illegal Dumping In Newark, Police Charge Five men were charged and 12 issued summonses for illegal dumping in Newark since October, authorities announced Tuesday. “I am hopeful that any suspect found guilty of illegal dumping in Newark faces a sentence by the judicial system harsh enough to deter these crimes in the future,” Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said. The most recent incident occurred Dec. 27, after a railroad worker spotted Liel Moises, 46, Richard Salernitano, 53, both of Newark, dumping construction debris from a truck parked near the train tracks at 14-16 Meeker Pl., Ambrose said. Both we…
Man Dies After Driving Into Parked Tractor Trailer On Route 78 Man Dies After Driving Into Parked Tractor Trailer On Route 78
Man Dies After Driving Into Parked Tractor Trailer On Route 78 A man died after driving into a parked tractor trailer on Route 78 early Sunday morning, authorities said. The unidentified driver struck the trailer on the westbound side of the highway in Clinton Township around 5 a.m., New Jersey State Police said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The two right lanes of the westbound side were closed for several hours.