Medevac Lands on I-78 for Victim in Car Accident
An accident with multiple injuries shut portions of I-78 near Springfield and exit 48.
UPDATED at 6 p.m. Medevac helicopter Atlantic Air 1 landed on I-78 in response to a motor vehicle accident shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Monday.
The helicopter transported a victim in serious condition to University Medical Center in Newark. New Jersey State Troopers said that early reports said the accident was a head on collision.
At least one victim was reportedly extricated from the passenger door.
New Jersey state police and workers from the state Department of Transportation resonded to the accident site, near exit 48, along with Springfield police. Springfield police were handling traffic. Union Township ambulances were also spotted near the scene.
East and Westbound lanes on 78 were closed down entirely following the accident. The two right lanes were closed as of 5:51 p.m., according to traffic website 511nj.org. On-site reports indicate that the westbound traffic began to break up at around 4:30, but 511 is still reporting 40-45 minute delays as of just before 6 p.m.