Circus performers left dangling from Mahwah overpass after camper overturns

Posted at 4:47 PM, Sep 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-18 17:02:17-04

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Two circus performers escaped death Wednesday when their pick-up truck and camper overturned on Route 287 in Mahwah, leaving them hanging precariously from an overpass.

Around 10 a.m. the two women, who make up an act called The Mongolian Angels, lost control of the pick-up they were driving after the camper began weaving wildly, according to a Big Apple spokesman.

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Both vehicles flipped, the camper sliding into the middle of the road as the truck, carrying both women, careened on its side to the edge, where it stopped — half of it dangling over the side.

The women managed to scramble out of the pick-up to safety and escaped injury.

The accident at milepost 66 shut down Route 287 South for roughly three hours.