NJ Turnpike in Robbinsville Experiences Multiple Car Accidents
On May 20, 2023, the Robbinsville Township Fire Department/EMS and Hightstown First Aid Squad were dispatched to the New Jersey Turnpike inner roadway at mile post 63 south bound for a multi-vehicle accident. The incident occurred at 10:51 a.m. and upon arrival, it was observed that up to eight vehicles were involved in the crash. The injuries were reported to be minor BLS type injuries. As of the moment, it is unclear if any individual was taken to the hospital following the collision.
The massive pileup had caused a severe traffic delay in the southbound direction, which spanned over one mile. Meanwhile, 3/4 of a mile inner roadway experienced a traffic jam due to the incident. Emergency response teams swiftly proceeded to manage the situation on the ground, ensuring that proper traffic flow could be restored at the earliest.
Unfortunately, the chaos was far from over on that fateful day. At approximately 11:16 a.m., the Robbinsville Township Fire Department/EMS and Hightstown First Aid Squad were required to respond to another crash on the southbound inner roadway at mile post 60.2. This time, a taxi had crashed into the NJ Barrier, and occupants were transferred to the ambulance. The number of casualties and their condition after being admitted to the hospital is unclear and remains a matter of investigation.
These two back-to-back incidents had resulted in significant damage and injury, causing mayhem for commuters. Information about the drivers and passengers involved in these accidents is yet to be disclosed, and while the authorities are investigating the cause of these incidents, motorists have been urged to use alternate routes to avoid the risk of being held up in traffic.
It is clear that a collision between multiple vehicles has the potential of causing immense damage to life and property; thus, it is essential for drivers to obey traffic laws, especially speed limits, and maintain a safe distance between their vehicles and others on the road. Prompt emergency response teams can indeed curb the impact of a crash, but preventive measures are equally crucial to avoid future tragedies on the roads.