State Police are still investigating a crash
Monday afternoon that snarled traffic on routes 287 and 22 during the rush hour
At about 3:45 p.m. Monday, Mark Parcell, 20, of South Effort, Pa., was driving a pickup truck north on Route when he tried to take the Exit 14B ramp to westbound Route 22, according to a report on nj.com.
Parcell's pickup then struck a Ford Fusion already on the exit ramp, causing Parcell to lose control of his vehicle which then ran off the road, struck a guard rail, and rolled over several times before coming to rest in the median between the ramp and Route 22 west, the report said.
Parcell was ejected from the pickup while it was overturning. He was flown by Medevac helicopter to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Donald Twist, 20, of Bangor, Pa., a passenger, was taken by ambulance to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital with minor injuries, the report said.
The driver of the Ford Fusion, who was not identified, was uninjured, according to the report
The accident caused
traffic on northbound Route 287 to be backed up to Piscataway
during the rush hour. The New Jersey Department of Transportation estimated
delays of 30 to 40 minutes.
The accident scene was cleared after 7 p.m.