Several Hurt in Car-Crushing Multi-Vehicle Wreck That Spews Debris Over New Jersey Highway: Officials

At least one vehicle appeared totally crushed under the belly of a tractor-trailer, which appeared to have collided with a box truck

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  • A multi-vehicle accident shut down part of Route 3 in Clifton Wednesday; multiple injuries were reported
  • At least one vehicle appeared totally crushed under the belly of a tractor-trailer, which appeared to have collided with a box truck
  • The cab of the tractor-trailer appeared almost twisted off the rest of the vehicle and seemed as if it were facing in the opposite direction

Several people were hurt in a dramatic multi-vehicle crash involving at last one tractor-trailer on a New Jersey highway Wednesday, police say. 

It's not clear exactly how many people were injured in the 11 a.m. crash on Route 3 westbound, near Route 21, in Clifton. 

At least one vehicle appeared totally crushed under the belly of a tractor-trailer, which appeared to have collided with the back of a box truck.

The cab of the tractor-trailer appeared almost twisted off the rest of the vehicle and seemed as if it were facing in the wrong direction, sandwiched between the 18-wheeler and the box truck. 

Emergency crews seemed focused on the cab of the box truck. Chopper 4 showed debris and glass littering the roadway, with traffic backups building. 

Police say all but one of the westbound lanes of Route 3 were shut down in the area. A cause of the crash is under investigation.

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