4 injured in Route 46 crash

Car crash on Sunday injures four

Car crash on Sunday injures four

The Fairfield Fire Department, Pine Brook Fire Department, and others responded to a two-car crash on Route 46 in the early morning of Sunday, March 30.

Two-car crash

Two-car crash

This flatbed tow truck allegedly sideswiped a car before striking a pole at the side of the road on Sunday, March 30, Fairfield police said.

Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 9:15 am

Updated: 9:51 am, Mon Mar 31, 2014.

Route 46 crash injures four


FAIRFIELD TWP. - Four people were injured in a crash on Route 46 after a flatbed truck sideswiped a car at about 2:51 a.m. on Sunday, March 30, according to the Fairfield police.

It is alleged that a 2014 Nissan was traveling east on Route 46 in the right lane when it was allegedly sideswiped by a 2012 Ford flatbed tow truck owned by Passaic Towing, which was also traveling east in the left lane.

The tow truck, then, left the roadway and struck a pole that supports a Department of Transportation message sign, according to the police.

The officers at the scene were able to remove the driver of the tow truck, the police department said. He was later transported to Morristown Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries. As of 10:30 a.m. Sunday, he was listed in stable condition.

The passenger of the tow truck was extricated from the vehicle with the assistance of personnel from the Fairfield Fire Department and the West Essex First Aid Squad. She was transported to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson for treatment of her injuries.

The two occupants of the Nissan were transported to Chilton Hospital in Pequannock for minor injuries. They were treated and released.

The eastbound lanes of Route 46 were closed for approximately two hours while the scene was being cleared and investigated.

At present, no summonses have been issued against either driver. Assisting at the scene were the Pine Brook Fire Department and the North Caldwell Police Department.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 9:15 am.

Updated: 9:51 am.

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