NEW JERSEY TRUCKER INJURES FIVE IN DUMP TRUCK ACCIDENT

The Route 23 and Route 287 intersection in Riverdale, New Jersey, is the site of another dump truck accident, the sixth in the past two months. This truck-accident hot spot has seen more accidents in the past two months than an area will usually see in a year, says the borough’s police chief. It seems that many truckers fail to notice the traffic light at the bottom of the Route 287 exit and don’t have enough time to slow down at the bottom of the hill. Police have also previously stationed officers in the area to catch speeding trucks. The accident happened as the dump truck driver drove down the steep hill and apparently lost control of the vehicle, hitting eight cars. The driver claims he experienced brake failure, but State…
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