August 16, 2022
CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP (BURLINGTON) – HAMILTON TOWNSHIP (MERCER)–Two separate fiery truck crashes involving multiple trucks sent firefighters from Burlington, Mercer and Monmouth to the two scenes on the New Jersey Turnpike between Exit 7A and Exit 7 this morning. Firefighters were sent from Bordentown Township, Robbinsville Township, Hamilton Township, Allentown-Upper Freehold – Hope Fire Company, and Chesterfield-Crosswicks.
Sgt. Philip Curry from the New Jersey State Police, Public Information Unit told MidJersey.News the first crash was at 9:48 a.m. a dump truck was involved in a crash on the NJ Turnpike southbound on the inner roadway at Mile Post 55.6 in Chesterfield. As a result of the crash, the dump truck became fully engulfed. The occupants of the truck were able to exit and did not report any injuries. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
The second crash occurred at 11:17 a.m. on the NJ Turnpike at Mile Post 59.3 on the southbound outer roadway in Hamilton Township. Two tractor trailers and a box truck were involved in a crash causing one of the tractor trailers and the box truck to become fully engulfed. The occupants of the trucks were able to exit and did not report any injuries. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Google Maps had delays of up to 5 miles going south bound south of Exit 7A.
Photos from the fiery Chesterfield crash on the NJ Turnpike:
Photos from the fiery truck crash on the NJ Turnpike in Hamilton Township: