Recycling Truck Overturns, Injures 8 in Wayne, NJ

A truck hauling recycled cardboard was involved in a four-vehicle crash in Wayne, N.J., on Monday, April 16, leaving eight people hospitalized. According to NorthJersey.com, the accident occurred at the Hamburg Turnpike-Alps Road intersection, when a passenger car crossed in the path of the recycling truck. The truck and car collided before the truck overturned and landed on another passenger car, trapping the driver of the vehicle inside until rescue crews could free him. The first car caromed off the truck and struck a fourth vehicle, another passenger car. The report did not include details of the severity of the injuries.

TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to TruckingInfo.net, injuries sustained in a motor vehicle or truck accident may not present for months, even years, following an accident. Medical research indicates that the delay of injury symptoms is the norm; approximately 75% of accident victims remain symptomatic for a minimum of six months after an accident.

(Photo credit: Tariq Zehawi / NorthJersey.com)

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