UPDATE: Five Cars Involved in Rt. 79 Accident in Marlboro

Two involved were transported to Jersey Shore Medical.

A five-car accident which occurred around 8:40 a.m. on Thursday shut down southbound lanes on Rt. 79 between the Rt. 18 ramp and CVS.

At least one driver was self-extricated from a vehicle. Two involved were transported to Jersey Shore Medical, according to Captain Steve Mennona.

Councilman Lt. Col. Jeff Cantor was on the scene with first aid, and said one man had a shard of glass in his eye on the scene.

Police blocked Rt. 79 southbound until 9:50 a.m., when the accident cleanup was moved to the shoulder of the road.

cynicinmarlboro August 03, 2012 at 09:42 AM
Not in total agreement with you on this. Although it might have been a good idea to continue the extra lane, Route 79 is a 2 lane road. Blame can be put on drivers who I constantly see trying to race around and get ahead of other drivers only to be stopped by traffic ahead and the light at Ryan Road as well as the traffic coming off Route 18. Of course the other thing that has occurred in the area in the past 20 years is the over-development all over contributing to the additional traffic.
richard gorecki August 03, 2012 at 11:18 AM
the real question is.why di accidents happen? could it be people. better hi way driving better road education,more traffic tickets. hit the drivers where it hurts, in the wallet.results less accidents lower insurance rates for all and more sleep for the 1st aid personal.. turn the other cheek and be kinder on the road. ya///////////
Gregory Nazarian August 03, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Traffic jams and traffic accidents are usually caused by drivers who don't keep their distance from each other , don't know how to do an alternate merge, and are not courteous at all. 5 cars? 4 obviously weren't thinking about their driving.
Marlboro Mann August 08, 2012 at 03:59 AM
How ironic that our city fathers are dumping billboards along route 9 but banned them from Route 79 citing that it would be a distraction and cause accidents. Other than protecting Larocca's property value, what's the excuse now?
JosephGhabourLaw August 08, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Road design is a serious NJ issue. With the most municipalities per capital (more municipalities than California), the way intersections are treated varies from town to town. This increases confusion and causes accidents. If a lane ended and/or there was an alternate merge, did any signage indicate this? NJ municipal/county roads/streets officials would be wise to follow and use the guides from The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials when updating/fixing roads/streets. Their guides are available here: https://bookstore.transportation.org/category_item.aspx?id=DS&gclid=CPqqrunroLECFYFo4Aod2n-UYw


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