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Truck Crash on NJ Turnpike Causes Debris on  Elizabeth Avenue in Elizabeth 


IMAGE: Elizabeth Police 

By: Richard L. Smith 

A crash occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike on 4 Street and Elizabeth Avenue in Elizabeth around 8:30 pm last night when a truck crashed  and struck the overpass divider.AdThis accident caused debris to scatter onto the street below, prompting immediate action from local authorities.

Elizabeth Police swiftly responded to the scene, securing the area to prevent any further situations on their end. 

Remarkably, no serious injuries were reported despite the severity of the crash. Additionally, there were no reports of pedestrians or drivers on Elizabeth Avenue being struck by the falling debris.


Following the incident, Elizabeth Police took to social media to inform residents of the potential repercussions on their morning commutes. AdThe police statement advised:

There is an accident that just occurred on the turnpike above Elizabeth Avenue. It is possible that Elizabeth Avenue will be closed at 4th Street in the morning. We are currently waiting assessment from the turnpike engineers, and will keep everyone posted.”

The situation remains fluid as officials from the NJ Turnpike and local engineering teams assess the structural integrity of the overpass and clear the debris.

Commuters are advised to seek alternate routes and stay tuned for further updates from the Elizabeth Police Department.