Rt. 17 Accident Injures Eight

On July 9, at about 2:17 p.m., the HHPD received calls of a multiple motor vehicle accident on Route 17 North.

It was reported that a car with six passengers came in contact with a tractor trailer while changing lanes, overturned, slid on its roof and was then rear ended by another vehicle that then crashed into a pick-up truck parked at Kundert Motors. The tractor trailer continued down Rt. 17 striking two more vehicles.

On their own, the injured gathered at Kundert Motors to await help. (It was air-conditioned and the temperature was 94 degrees).

Upon arriving on the scene, Fire Chief Angelo Roccamo called for EMS mutual aid.
Responding and transporting injured to HUMC included Hasbrouck Heights EMS, Moonachie EMS, Wood-Ridge EMS and Hackensack EMS.

Heights Rescue responded for possible entrapment, control of hazardous fluids on the highway and to assist EMS personnel. Heights Engine 2 was called for fire protection. No other fire mutual aid was used.

The accident is under investigation by the HH Police Department. ###

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