4 dead, 8 injured in New Jersey shuttle van rollover
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4 dead, 8 injured in New Jersey shuttle van rollover

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After a shuttle van crashed on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey on Friday morning, four persons were murdered and eight others were taken to the hospital with various injuries.

New Jersey Shuttle rollover, STECHITEGIST

Englewood Cliffs Palisades Interstate Parkway Police received a report of a crash in the southbound center median just before 1:30 am.

Authorities reported 12 individuals were inside the New York-registered Ford Econoline E350 passenger cargo van.

When Police arrived, they reported seeing “a single vehicle accident overturn” and that numerous people were still stuck inside.

Once Police arrived, rescue and medical aid efforts began immediately.

According to a press release from the Police, four passengers “suffered significant trauma” and were pronounced deceased at the site.

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Authorities said eight people were brought to local hospitals with injuries ranging from life-threatening head trauma to mild physical ailments.

As NBC New York reported, the van’s driver was among the deceased. The station reports that several of the people who were trapped in the car had to be airlifted to hospitals.

The names of the victims were not released by Police.

The van, according to the authorities, shuttled factory workers in upstate New York to and from their homes.

Some of the casualties were workers of Party City’s Chester Distribution Center, the company claimed in a statement, however the driver was not a company worker.

The company said in a statement, “It is with deep hearts that we can confirm our Chester Distribution Center team experienced the death of three cherished team members early this morning.”

We are so sorry to hear about the car accident that took place, and we send our deepest sympathies to the victims’ loved ones. All of us are hoping and praying for the speedy recovery of the other team members who were hurt in the tragedy.

On-scene video showed the car lying on its side next to a tree.

Highway patrol, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal accident Unit are all looking into what happened.

All traffic is being redirected to the southbound lanes of Route 9W after Police closed off the Palisades Interstate Parkway at exit 2.

New Jersey Shuttle rollover, STECHITEGIST

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