the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Paramus NJ , Route 17 was closed in both directions between Century Rd and the Rochelle Park Border yesterday during the morning rush do to a massive truck accident.
After a truck swerved to avoid another disabled tractor tailer on 17 northbound, dislodging a steal beam into the southbound roadway damaging two oncoming cars.
One driver sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and was removed from the vehicle and transported to Hackensack University Medical Center.
Paramus Police were dispatched to the crash at 5:47 a.m. The southbound lanes were open by 7:40 a.m. and the southbound lanes were opened at 9:45 a.m.
The accident is under investigation by the Paramus Police Traffic Division and the New Jersey State Police Commercial Carrier Safety Inspection Unit.