SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - An early morning crash involving a dump truck caused mayhem and commuter woes on Wednesday in the area of New Road. First responders found a dump truck lodged into the front of a home on Shelly Road when they answered a 4:20 a.m. call about a vehicle crash involving a residence.
The dump truck was fully loaded and the driver was trapped inside. It took around 40 minutes for the Kendall Park Fire Department and George's Towing to remove the driver, who suffered serious injuries, from the truck's cab. The driver, who was not identified, was taken to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick by Kendall Park EMS for treatment.
Three people were reported to be inside the home at the time of the accident according to information released by the South Brunswick Police Department, but were not injured. The Kendall Park Fire Department ruled the Shelly Road home "uninhabitable." The accident is currently under investigation by the South Brunswick Police Department's Traffic Bureau.
New Road was closed between Wheeler Road and Constable Road this morning for a time following the crash and through rush hour. Commuters were warned via a Nixle advisory to expect heavy delays when traveling through this area on Wednesday morning. By 10 a.m., the stretch of New Road was reopened to traffic.