Icy roads lead to serious wrecks in NJ

February 23, 2008 7:36:03 AM PST
Police say 25 vehicles were involved in an accident on I-287 in Passaic County, New Jersey, Friday night.I-287 is closed in both directions at the Wanaque Bridge, between exits 55 and 57. Traffic is being detoured.

The crash happened around 8 p.m. and began with a jackknifed tractor-trailer.

Authorities say a salt truck and a tow truck responding to the scene both slid into a fire truck already there.

The incident happened on the northbound side, but there are overturned vehicles on the southbound side from the crash.

All injuries appear to be minor, but one adult and one child from separate cars were taken to the hospital.

Meanwhile, on Route 1 Southbound in Linden, a three-car accident has left a pregnant woman in critical condition.

Officials say two of the cars struck head on.


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