Two-Car Collision Backs Up Rush Hour Traffic on Clove Road

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Published December 7, 2016
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“There is no indication that either [drivers] were students,” said Captain Barrett Photo Credit: Daniella Heminghaus
“There is no indication that either [drivers] were students,” said Captain Barrett Photo Credit: Daniella Heminghaus

“There is no indication that either [drivers] were students,” said Captain Barrett
Photo Credit: Daniella Heminghaus

Yesterday, University Police were dispatched to the area of Clove Rd. and Yogi Berra Dr. at 4:50 p.m. to respond to a two-car collision. According to Captain Kieran Barrett, spokesperson for UPD, “improper turning appear[ed] to be the cause of the accident.”

Daniella Heminghaus, student and photographer for the Montclarion, described the scene saying that both cars had deployed airbags and the passenger side of the silver car had “significant damage” where the front of the Jeep had hit.

There was an ambulance, one firetruck and at least six police officers on the scene around 5:10 p.m.

Clove Rd. as well as the stoplight by Floyd Hall Arena were backed up by traffic as police and the Little Falls Fire Department began clearing the site. One driver sustained a leg injury and was transported to Mountainside Hospital.

Both vehicles were declared unsafe to be driven by the Little Falls Fire Department, and were towed. The declaration was made because of a large amount of fluids leaking onto the roadway.

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