Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department is actively investigating a serious two-car motor vehicle crash that occurred on Route 46 East, near the Valero gas station, on March 30, 2014 at approximately 2:51 A.M.
At present, it appears 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 that was also traveling east in the left lane. The tow truck then left the roadway and stuck a pole that supports a Department of Transportation message sign. The tow truck is owned by Passaic Towing.
The officers at the scene were able to remove the driver of the tow truck. He was later transported to Morristown Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries. At press time, 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, N.J. for treatment of her injuries. The two occupants of the Nissan were transported to Chilton Hospital in Pequannock, N.J. 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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