Separate Car Crashes Cause Injuries in East Orange

Authorities in East Orange are investigating two separate crashes that sent several people to the hospital in the city.

First responders rushed to the scene of an overturned vehicle on Park Avenue at around 3 a.m. where crews arrived to find the vehicle on it's roof with the driver standing nearby. There were no immediate reports of physical injuries (see image).

A short time later, multiple callers dialed 911 for a crash that caused a vehicle to overturn in the 100 block of Ampere Parkway at around 3:15 a.m.

Crews arrived to the scene to find several people injured with at least two victims still trapped in the badly damaged overturned vehicle.

Special rescue techniques were used to extricate the trapped occupants who suffered serious injuries according to reports.

About five people were transported to University Hospital in Newark with two of the victims injuries being reported as serious but stable.

The cause of both crashes are being investigated by East Orange Police.

East Orange, NJ, 07017