Tractor's Trailer Comes Loose, Closes Rt. 1 South

All southbound lanes on Route 1 in Linden have reopened following the crash on Tuesday afternoon, police say.

By Alexis Tarrazi, Patch Staff
Oct 8, 2019 1:51 pm ET | Updated Oct 8, 2019 2:47 pm ET

LINDEN, NJ — A tractor's trailer came loose and crashed causing all southbound lanes on Route 1 in Linden to close on Tuesday afternoon, police say. The roadway was reopened as of 2:30 p.m.

The trailer came loose from a tractor as it was crossing highway on S. Park Avenue just after 1 p.m., Linden Police Lt. Christopher Guenther said.

No one was hurt, but southbound lanes were closed as the trailer was removed from the road, Guenther said.

Although Route 1 reopened, S. Park Avenue remains closed between Linden Avenue and Route 1. as of 2:45 p.m.

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Route 1 in Linden reopens following tractor trailer accident

Suzanne Russell, Bridgewater Courier News Published 1:53 p.m. ET Oct. 8, 2019 | Updated 4:12 p.m. ET Oct. 8, 2019

LINDEN - All southbound lanes on Route 1 have reopened following a tractor trailer accident in the area of Route 1 south and South Park Avenue.

South Park Avenue remains closed from Route 1 to East Linden Avenue, police said in a community notification.

Shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday, a trailer came loose from a tractor as it was crossing Route 1 on South Park Avenue, police said in an email.

No injuries were reported, but southbound lanes were temporarily closed during work to remove the trailer, police said.

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Don't you find it really odd that so many trailers are coming loose and causing all of these accidents and death's and even a cop in California and nobody is providing us an answer as to "Why Did The Trailer Detached?" 

Over 700 will die in 2019 and over 35,000 will be injured mostly by "Passenger Vehicles That Tow Trailers" 

and tractor trailers that also have their trailers come loose.

Why is this happening?  We keep asking questions as to why nobody in Government not a single public safety agency is asking the question we have been asking for over 16 years!  Why!

 In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers  Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone!