Mangled mess: Video aftermath of truck plowing into line of cars on Route 130
LOGAN — Police said a crash involving seven vehicles that closed down a major South Jersey highway on Wednesday was caused by a careless truck driver.
Police spokesman Lt. Joseph Flatley said that the tractor trailer with a load of waste water hit a line of vehicles stopped on Route 130 southbound at Route 44 around 8:20 a.m., causing a chain reaction of cars crashing into each other.
"It was quite a mangled mess," Flatley said, adding that a total of seven vehicles were involved, including three SUVs, two passenger cars, a dump truck and the tanker truck.
Video (posted below) shows the crash, including a car that appears to have been crushed in the front. Debris was scattered all over the road and a dumpster was brought in to clean up the mess.
The driver of the truck, whose identify Flatley did not disclose, was cited for careless driving. Flatley could not say what caused the truck to not stop.
Eight people were injured, according to Flatley, but none with life-threatening injuries.
Route 130 was reopened around 12:30 p.m. but the ramp from Route 322 to Route 130 southbound remained closed for clean up and investigation.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.
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