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Interstate 287 tractor-trailer MVA

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS TOWNSHIP, NJ - On May 17, 2010 at approximately 3:44 p.m., New Jersey State Police, Parsippany-Troy Hills Fire (District 6), Par-Troy EMS (EMS-1), and Saint Clare's MICU (Medic 52) were dispatched to Interstate 287 north at Interstate 80 east for a report of an overturned tractor-trailer.

Under the command of District 6 Chief Keith McCormick (606), District 6 crews assisted with containing a diesel fuel spill from a tractor trailer which was towing two trailers, became involved in an MVA with two other vehicles, subsequently jack-knifing and having the second trailer overturn.

EMS-1 and Medic 52 assessed all involved, with Medic 52 transporting one to a local hospital.

Parsippany Hazmat was brought to the scene, with additional supplies to help contain the fuel spill. District 6 firefighters stretched a charged handline while the trailer was uprighted by tow crews. NJ DEP was also notified.

Fire and EMS crews cleared the scene around 5:30 p.m., although Parsippany HazMat, NJ DOT, NJ State Police, and tow crews remained on scene while the highway was cleared of the truck, trailers and fuel spill.

At its peak, traffic on Interstate 287 north was backed up over eight miles to Harding Township.

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JAMES WARINCorrespondent

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