UNION, NJ – An accident southbound on the Garden State Parkway has already caused significant traffic delays on the Parkway in both directions.  The accident occurred approximately half-mile before Exit 138 South.  The accident was reported at 4:11 p.m.

It has been reported unofficially that a car driving southbound drove off of the Parkway, down an embankment and hit a tree.  Emergency responders are on site at the accident.  While the Parkway lanes are open, significant rubbernecking congestion in both directions is anticipated for tonight’s rush hour.  No further information about the condition of the driver is available at this time.