SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Traffic was snarled on Route 1 Tuesday morning, as the South Brunswick police and New Jersey State Troopers addressed an accident involving a truck carrying gravel which spilled over the roadway as the driver attempted to avoid a collision.
Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief Raymond Hayducka of the South Brunswick Police Department have announced that the crash occurred at approximately 8:38 am on Route 1 Northbound in the vicinity of Northumberland Way.
Patrolman Michael Leung of the South Brunswick Police Department and Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that a 2005 Kenworth T80 dump truck loaded with gravel was traveling on Route 1 when it struck a 2016 Nissan Rogue.
The driver of the Nissan Rogue, a 48-year-old female from Hightstown, was injured and transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
The truck driver, a 24-year-old male from Staten Island, in an attempt to avoid the collision, swerved, overturned, and lost the truck's load on the roadway; the truck then caught fire. The truck driver did not suffer significant injuries.
No charges have been filed, but the investigation is active and is continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Patrolman Leung at (732) 329-4646, or Detective Berman at (732) 745- 4328.