Multi-Vehicle Crash On NJ Turnpike Near Exit 7; Second Serious Crash Of Day In Chesterfield Twp.

August 16, 2023


SFC Philip Curry of the New Jersey State Police, Office of Public Information told that the crash occurred at 3:57 p.m. on the NJ Turnpike southbound on the inner roadway Mile Post 56.3 in Chesterfield.  Preliminary information indicated that 4 vehicles were involved in a crash with multiple roll-overs.  One minor non-life threatening injury was reported.

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (BURLINGTON)–For the second time today there was a serious crash on the New Jersey Turnpike south bound this time involving both the inner and outer lanes in the area of mile post 56.3. The crash involving multiple vehicles happened around 4:00 p.m. about two miles north of Exit 7. The crash happened on the inner lanes and left two vehicles overturned and two other vehicles had severe damage.

Robbinsville Township, Bordentown Township, Chesterfield Township, NJ State Police and EMS all responded to mile post 56.3 south bound for a multiple vehicle crash with entrapment. The crash was found on the south bound side of the roadway, a small work type van and an overturned Jeep were in the left shoulder of the inner roadway. An SUV with heavy damage and an overturned pickup truck appeared to both break though the guiderails between the inner and outer roadways. There were no major injuries, and it was unclear if anyone was transported to the hospital.

The crash backed traffic up with a 5-mile delay all the way back to Exit 7A-Robbinsville-I-195.

Earlier this morning around 11:00 a.m. there was a serious truck crash on the right shoulder of the outer roadway.

It was unclear if there were additional vehicles involved in this afternoon’s crash. The New Jersey State Police is investigating the crash.

You can read the earlier story here: