WATCHUNG, NJ – A bad motor vehicle accident closed portions of Hillcrest Road earlier this afternoon. The accident which involved a pickup truck and a car occurred slightly before 2 p.m.this afternoon. The car suffered extensive damage and portions of the guardrail were knocked down. Emergency personnel were at the scene, but police have not reported the extent of injuries to the passenger or passengers in the car.

Watchung Police closed Hillcrest Road from near the Watchung Circle to Route 78. Debris was scattered on both sides of the roadway. The road is expected to remain closed as emergency crews work to remove the vehicles and clear the roadway.