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Hillsborough: Rush Hour Collision on Route 206 Slows Traffic


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - There were no injuries, but there were traffic delays during rush hour Monday morning after a collision between a BMW and box truck, which knocked the truck on its side, spilling between 10-20 gallons of broadleaf weed control on to the roadway.

The chemical spill required a response from the Somerset County Hazmat Team, which cleaned up the liquid.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Raider Boulevard and Route 206 northbound at 7:28 a.m., according to Hillsborough Police Cpl. Robert Meszaros. The impact of the crash caused the truck to tip over and hit a traffic sign.

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Raider Boulevard between Route 206 and Homestead Road was closed for two hours as a result of the collision.

The driver of the BMW was a 17-year-old township resident; she was issued a summons for Failure to Yield. The driver of the box truck was Ricki Mancini, 31, of Manville, according to Meszaros.

The 17-year-old was attempting to make a left turn from Raider Bouulevard onto Route 206 northbound when she collided with the truck, which was traveling westbound on Raider Boulevard and crossing over Route 206, according to Meszaros.

The crash remains under investigation by the Hillsborough Township Police Department.

Also responding to the accident were Hillsborough Township Fire Departments 36, 37, and 38, Robert Wood Johnson of Somerset Ambulance, Robert Wood Johnson of Somerset MICU , Hillsborough Township Fire Safety Bureau and Hillsborough Township OEM.  

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