Update: Two Transported to Overlook Hospital Following Accidents on Route 22

Earlier this morning three separate car accidents, one involving an NJ Transit bus occurred on Route 22 in Scotch Plains.

Nine cars and an NJ Transit bus were involved in three separate accidents on Route 22 westbound in Scotch Plains this morning, according to Sgt. Ernesto Hernandez of the Scotch Plains Police Department. 

According to Hernandez, three seperate accidents occured due to the light changing and the cars slowing down. The first accident created a quick stoppage behind it causing the other accidents, he said.

An empty NJ Transit bus was rear ended by one of the other accidents.

Three people suffered minor injuries and two others were transported to Overlook Hospital, according to Hernandez.

The road was cleared within an hour of the accidents. 


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