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2 Injured In Fair Lawn Tow Truck Accident (NJ)


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A tow truck ended up atop a jersey barrier, throwing debris into the road and spilling fuel Thursday morning.


FAIR LAWN, NJ — A flatbed tow truck sustained heavy damage in an accident that injured two people in Fair Lawn Thursday morning, police said.


Police responded to Broadway near Tunbridge Road at 10:15 a.m. on reports of a vehicle mounted on a jersey barrier in the area.


Officers discovered the flatbed tow truck — property of City-Wide Towing of Hawthorne — mounted on the barrier, with "heavy front-end damage."


Police said the tow truck was travelling on Broadway westbound when it was cut off by an unknown vehicle. The tow truck then "pushed into" the back in of a garbage truck.


After making contact with the garbage truck, the tow truck "became attached to a rear push bar on the garbage truck," police said. It was turned sideways, and then struck the barrier head-on once it became detached from the truck.


The driver of the tow truck, a 52-year-old Hawthorne man, was evaluated for neck pain, but refused to be taken to an area hospital, police said.


Concrete debris from the barrier was thrown into the road, striking a 2006 Nissan, police said. The driver of the Nissan, a 57-year-old Fair Lawn man, was evaluated at the scene for head pain, but also refused transport to an area hospital.


The accident also caused a fuel spill. Fair Lawn Rescue responded to the scene to address the spill, and New Jersey Department of Transportation employees were on scene to inspect the damaged barrier and assist with traffic.


No charges will be filed, and Broadway has since reopened to traffic, police said.





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