Monday, November 12, 2012
There are no lane shutdowns in the crash reported around 4:45p.m. today.
There are unconfirmed reports of a multiple-car crash on Interstate 78 that occurred some time around 4:45p.m. today. The accident happened near mile-marker 48 in Summit, according to reports. State Police have confirmed that at least two automobiles were involved in an accident which has resulted in minor injuries. No further information is available at this time. Police say no major lane shutdowns are in effect, with the accident being cleared to the right shoulder of the highway. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Two of the passengers were rushed to Overlook Medical Center, another declined medical attention.
Two ambulances responded to the scene of a car crash off Interstate 78 on Thursday night. According to reports, some time around 8:15 p.m. a vehicle ran off the road and crashed into a tree. Three people were injured, according to John Staunton, crew chief for the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad. Two of the three passengers were transported to Overlook Medical Center. A third passenger signed a medical release, but was later transported to the hospital as well, according to Staunton. The extent of the injuries are not clear at this time.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Traffic delays expected throughout the morning rush going east on I-78.
State police reported a major morning rush hour delays along I-78 today due to an overturned tanker truck. All eastbound lanes approaching Exit 50 near Vaux Hall Road in Union were closed. Hazmat units responded to the accident, as well as the Summit and Millburn fire departments. Morning traffic was diverted to I-78 express lanes according to a state police bulletin that advised commuters to avoid I-78 eastbound altogether. Traffic delays near exit 45 near Glenside Ave. in Springfield were also reported. Around 6:30 a.m., a radio call went out for Springfield emergency crews about an overturned truck on 78. By 7 a.m. a "major hazmat" situation was called for Vauxhall Road and I-78. A staging area was set up for emergency response and the…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Accident in Union snarled traffic for miles.
An overturned tractor trailer on I-78 in Union had traffic at a standstill this afternoon. A New Jersey State Trooper said that the tractor trailer, hauling garbage, collided with a pick-up truck. No serious injuries were reported. State police said that only one westbound local lane was open shortly after 3:30 p.m. Westbound express lanes were open but slow due to congestion. Emergency responders and road crews from Union and surrounding towns, as well as vehicles from the department of transportation, were working to clear the road. New Jersey State police advised drivers to avoid Interstate 78 WB local lanes near the accident and have advised travelers to use alternate routes or mass transit
Thursday, March 8, 2012
DOT Starting Final Phase of Highway Repair Project
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Lane closures are planned soon for a stretch of Rt. 78 in Newark, where the state Department of Transportation will begin the final phase of a project to repair one of the state’s busiest stretches of highway. Motorists are encouraged to visit www.511nj.org for real-time travel information. The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. The $72 million project will complete a five-phase program that began in 2005 to completely rehabilitate and improve I-78 from milepost 50.4 in Springfield to 58.5 in Newark, where 145,000 vehicles travel daily. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2014. Last month Ferreira Construction and Crisdel Group began to remove rumble strips, set up signs and place …
Monday, March 5, 2012
An SUV jumped lanes and hit the driver of a Honda Accord head on. Medevac helicopter was called in for support.
UPDATED: 4 a.m. A 37-year-old man was rushed to Newark's University Medical Center by helicopter yesterday afternoon after his Honda Accord was struck head-on by a GMC Envoy SUV on I-78. The man remains in serious condition, according to state police. Authorities say a 27-year-old woman lost control of her SUV while driving on 78 at around 2:50 p.m. The vehicle went up a highway embankment and over the guardrail into the westbound lane, striking the Honda head-on. The woman was treated by Summit first aid responders and later released from University Medical Center. The male driver was treated by Springfield First Aid Squad and Paramedics from Overlook Medical Center. He was flown by NorthStar, the medevac helicopter, which landed on I…
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Summit police helped pursue carjacking suspect along I-78 last night.
Summit Police played a part in the wild police pursuit of a carjacking suspect who was speeding at 90mph along Interstate 78 yesterday, according to police. The suspect was later apprehended by Newark cops after being shot several times. Around 9:30p.m. on Tuesday, Summit Police received a call from New Jersey State Police that they were in pursuit of a 2005 Black Audi. "One of our officers took a position on 78 West," said Lt. John Dougherty. The officer followed the vehicle as it was speeding East along Interstate 78—going as fast as 90 mph—until Newark police could continue giving chase. "Our officer broke off pursuit around 9:45p.m.," Dougherty said. For more on the car chase, read the report on Newark Patch.