Woman hurt when dump truck smashes SUV on Route 138

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First responders at the scene of a traffic accident in which a dump truck overturned onto a SUV at Route 138 and Allenwood Road in Wall Township on Sept. 9. PHOTO COURTESY OF SOUTH WALL FIRE RESCUE

WALL TOWNSHIP — A Wall Township woman was injured when a dump truck smashed her sport-utility vehicle in a crash that tied up Monday morning rush-hour traffic on Route 138 eastbound.

Police said the accident happened around 7:20 a.m. when the dump truck swerved to avoid a vehicle stopped at the traffic signal at Allenwood Road and then overturned onto the SUV, trapping the driver inside. She was extricated and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The truck driver was uninjured. 

The truck spilled sand, gunite and 25 gallons of oil onto the roadway, which was cleaned up by Monmouth County Hazmat and the state Department of Environmental Protection.

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