LINDEN, NJ - According to officials, at 11:42 a.m. a Linden police vehicle was involved in a serious motor vehicle crash at the intersection of S. Wood Avenue & 19th Street.
Preliminary reports indicate that the police vehicle and a 2018 Ford Explorer collided with a 2017 Freightliner utility truck. The truck then collided with a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup. Two parked vehicles were also involved in the crash.
The driver of the pickup truck and the officer were taken to Newark University Hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the freightliner was transported to RWJBH Rahway Hospital with minor injuries.
The crash remains under investigation by the Union County Police Department Traffic Unit.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Officer Vic Burisch at (908) 654-9800.
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