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Car Crashes into Garbage Truck in Newark as Freezing Rain Caused Slick Roads Tuesday in Northern NJ

New Jersey Newark


By: Richard L. Smith 

Commuters in much of Northern NJ woke up Tuesday morning to icy sidewalks and slippery roads due to a Nor'Easter that spread snow around the region with frozen precipitation on Tuesday morning.  

According to NJ State Police Trooper Marchan, as of Monday at 8 p.m. through Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. State Police responded to 41 motor vehicle crashes and 89 motorist aids in State Police patrolled areas. 

In Newark, police responded to a crash near the intersection of Frelinghuysen Avenue and Dayton Street just before 11 a.m. 

Upon arrival, police found a severely damaged car that collided with a garbage truck. 

No serious injuries were reported. Shortly before that South Ward crash, police were dispatched to the southbound lanes of Route 1&9 near I-78, where they found an overturned car. 

The driver escaped serious injuries. 

Weather is believed to contribute to both Newark collisions.