7 people injured in crash involving at least 12 vehicles on I-280 in New Jersey

Posted at 9:31 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 10:13:29-04

WEST ORANGE, N.J. — Multiple people were rushed to the hospital Monday night following a crash in West Orange involving at least 12 vehicles.

A flatbed tractor-trailer hauling bags of cement on I-280 struck the center median around 6 p.m. Monday near milepost 9.6 in West Orange. The truck's cab then separated from the trailer and went airborne, showering other vehicles with flying debris, state police said.

Seven people were being treated at hospitals for undisclosed injuries. Authorities say none of the injuries were considered life-threatening, but further details were not disclosed.

The highway's eastbound lanes were closed for about two hours after the crash, creating major traffic delays in the area.

Associated Press contributed to this report.