LINDEN — Three firefighters hurt in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike while responding to a call are expected to recover, according to city police Tuesday.

Police said the accident happened around 9:10 a.m., as a Linden Fire Department engine that was responding to a vehicle accident was exiting the Turnpike to the Wood Avenue Emergency Access Road.

The fire truck was hit by a tractor trailer traveling south on the Turnpike, according to police.

A firefighters had to be cut from the wrecked engine.

All three firefighters were taken to Newark University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Linden police. The tractor-trailer driver was not hurt.

The crash is being investigated by State Police.

The identities of those involved had not been publicly released Tuesday afternoon.

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