Fiery truck crash on in Green Brook killed teener
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At least man died and another one seriously injured after a tractor-trailer collided with a pickup truck early morning of Thursday.

Chief G. Christopher Kurz of the Green Brook Police reported that at around 3:29 o’clock in the morning police officers responded to a call from the corner of Cramer Ave. and Rte. East 22 following a collision between a pick-up truck and tractor-trailer that caused the death of the pickup truck driver and seriously injured a bystander.

Kurz said that a Dodge 2005 Ram pickup truck with operator Anthony Mascia, age 18, resident of Bridgewater, N.J., was halted for a red light at the corner when his vehicle was rear-ended by a Mack 2015 tractor-trailer that was driven by Andrew Donaldson, resident of El Mirage, Ariz.

Upon collision with tractor-trailer, the pickup truck burst into flames. A Good Samaritan who witnessed the mishap tried to extricate Mascia from the burning pickup and was also injured. He was delivered to Livingstone’s Medical Center of St. Barnabas by the Air Medical Services of North STAR.

Due to the collision, all lanes of Rte. 22 near Cramer Ave. going east were closed before 6:30 o’clock in the morning but reopened at about 11:16 o’clock later. Green Brook police gave the information to commuters.

Assisting the Green Brook Police were the following agencies: (1) Green Brook Fire Department; (2) Green Brook Emergency Medical Services; (3) Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team; (4) New Jersey State Police Emergency Management; (5) New Jersey State Police Commercial Vehicle Inspection Unit; and (6) State of New Jersey Department of Transportation Incident Management Response Team.

Police confirmed the report that earlier in the morning at around 3:30 o’clock, a pickup truck with Anthony Mascia behind the wheel was hit at the back by a Mack Truck as he stopped for a red light at the corner of Cramer Ave. and Rte. 22. The pickup truck erupted into flame after the collision killing the driver.

The Mack Truck driver Andrew Donaldson of El Mirage, Ariz., sustained minor injuries and is not currently in custody, pending result of investigation. Green Brook police reported that unanimous Good Samaritan tried unsuccessfully to save Mascia and was also injured. He was airlifted by Air North STAR helicopter to Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston that operates the only state-certified burn treatment facility in the Garden State.

This marked the second deadly accident occurring in the commercial stretch of Rte. 22 starting Watchung to Green Brook in the past three months, Last August, a pedestrian was killed while crossing the highway against the lights in North Plainfield.

Detective Daniel Lanzafama of the Green Brook Police Department is requesting to see him in case of any further information.

Accident victims have rights. If you or your loved one has been harmed or fatally injured in a vehicular accident caused by the negligence of a distracted driver, contact a car accident lawyer now for free consultation. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.

Source: N.J. Com

Source: The Alternative Press Com

 

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