Traffic Alert: NJ Turnpike Backed Up 6-Miles Going South Of Exit 8 To Exit 7A Due To Crash

Overturned truck involved with at least one other vehicle just prior to Exit 7A at Mile Post 61.4 South Bound with three ALS type injuries. (Advanced Life Support)

October 6, 2022

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–At 3:12 p.m. the Robbinsville Township Fire Department was dispatched for an overturned vehicle with entrapment at mile post 61.4 south bound outer lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike just prior to Exit 7A. When firefighters and EMS arrived it was determined that there were three ALS – Advance Life Support patients and additional Captial Health Paramedics and ambulances from Allentown and Bordentown were requested to the scene. Three people were transported to Captial Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton and trauma alerts were called.

Currently at 5:00 p.m. Google traffic reports that traffic is backed up over six miles going south bound between Exit 7A and Exit 8 avoid the NJ Turnpike in this area. NJ Turnpike reports all lanes blocked until further notice.

The New Jersey State Police is investigating the crash.

There are no additional details available at this time.


The New Jersey State Police Public Information Unit says that the crash occurred at 3:09 p.m. on the NJ Turnpike southbound on the outer roadway at mile post 61.4 in Robbinsville Township. The preliminary investigation revealed that a Mack truck with semi-trailer was traveling south in the right lane of the outer roadway. A Honda CRV was traveling south in the center lane of the outer roadway. In the area of mile post 61.4 the front right of the Honda struck the front left of the Mack. After the initial impact, the Honda struck the left guardrail and the Mack struck the left guardrail causing it to overturn. The driver of the Mack sustained serious injuries and the driver of the Honda sustained moderate injuries. The southbound outer roadway was closed for approximately 5 hours and caused major traffic congestion. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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