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Early Morning Crash Injures Trucker on NJ Turnpike in Linden

By rlsmetro on

A truck driver suffered non-fatal injuries after his truck crashed then overturned on a highway in Union County on Thursday morning. 

Police said the incident happened around 1:115 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the NJ Turnpike near mile marker 98 in Linden. 

Emergency responders arrived and temporarily closed a section of the highway after they found the crashed vehicle with the driver suffering a serious shoulder injury. 

Police say he was rushed to an area hospital where he was listed in serious but stable condition. 

According to police, it was snowing at the time, but the cause of the crash was under investigation. 

The National Weather Service, a squall of snow, was producing heavy, wet snowfall as it moved northward through the Elizabeth/Linden area and likely contributed to visibilities of less than one-half mile and slick roads in the region at times.