Truck Crushes Car, 9 Taken To Hospital

Nine people were taken to area hospitals Monday afternoon after a truck flipped onto a car at the intersection of Hamburg Turnpike and Alps Road.

Nine people were taken to area hospitals Monday afternoon after a recycling truck flipped and landed on top of a car at the intersection of Hamburg Turnpike and Alps Road,  said.

A recycling truck traveling east on Hamburg Turnpike made a hard right-hand turn onto Alps Road to avoid colliding with a Ford station wagon that was turning left onto Alps Road, said Capt. Mark McGrath. 

The truck hit the station wagon and landed on top of a Honda Accord, pinning the driver and a passenger inside, McGrath said. It also hit a Toyota Camry.

The driver and the passenger had to be extracted from the vehicle. Their heads were immoblized with neck braces and they were placed on stretchers. 

McGrath said all nine people involved in the crash were take to either  and St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson.

"None of the injuries appeared to be life threatening," McGrath said.

Nancy Collins, director of public relations for the St. Joseph's Healthcare System, would not provide an update on the conditions of those taken to the hospitals.

Bobtwo April 17, 2012 at 11:47 AM
They are placing a jughandle on Hamburg and Valley
Suzanne April 17, 2012 at 03:39 PM
I know... the road is so bad over there! They did everything so nicely up by Jackson Ave, but just stopped as it heads towards Alps.
wayne mom April 17, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Thank god the injuries are not life threatening. Why cant the county improve that interesction and traffic lights like they did with alps & ratzer? Instead they waste their time with jackson & hamburg which wasnt needed.
Lorraine April 17, 2012 at 09:15 PM
God was with those passengers. I can't believe people got out of that car alive. This could have been a lot worse. I believe this happend shortly before DePaul High School which is right down the block let out. If this happend only a short while after it would have been likely that the intersetcion would have been filled with students. I was by that intersection shortly after it happend and the Wayne PD and EMS had the situation (and the traffic) under control. Both departments deserve a big THANK YOU.
Lorraine April 17, 2012 at 09:16 PM
I agree 100%!


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