No one sustained serious injury during a car versus dump truck crash that occurred in Hammonton Wednesday afternoon.
Hammonton Police Lt. Mark Fiorentino said the accident — which occurred at 2:21 p.m. — was caused when a driver made an improper right-hand turn on red in front of the truck.
The car, driven by Dominic Marrow, 55, of Hammonton, was turning right onto Route 30 from Broadway when he drove into the path of a Red Dog Trucking Co. truck full of stone.
Robert Main, of Egg Harbor City, the driver of the truck, was traveling eastbound on Route 30 and struck Marrow’s vehicle.
Fiorentino said Main then drove across the roadway and overturned resulting in stone falling out of the truck blocking the westbound lane of traffic.
Joseph Papale, of Mays Landing, was traveling westbound when the truck overturned in front of his vehicle.
Fiorentino said Papale was not injured and his car did not sustain damage as falling stone cascaded over his car, but did hit it.
Main removed himself from the truck, without assistance from emergency personnel, and was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Division, for a leg injury.
His condition was unknown this morning.
Fiorentino said it took two hours to clear the roadway for traffic and Robert Bradbury, of the Hammonton Highway Garage, had to come in with a backloader to remove the rock.
Despite the damage caused by the crash, Fiorentino said he did not think motorists would view the accident as a cautionary tale.
“It’s dangerous,” he said, of the intersection.
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