jeep crashes into rahway river, driver escapes uninjured - absorbent pads for food packaging
A Jeep Cherokee hit the Rawai River around 7 in the morning. m.
Today, firefighters responded with a ship.
The driver was not injured, but East Hazlewood Avenue was closed for about an hour on Edgar Street and lesville Avenue, police said.
Kevin Garriss, 45, told police he had left the road before driving into the river.
"He said he looked down at his feet for a while, and when he looked up he hit the side of the road and walked into the river," said Officer Joseph Kostak.
Kostick says Garris will be responsible for driving negligence.
Fire Captain Rick misida said Gareth was out of the truck alone and was not injured.
According to Misita, a fire truck, fire boat and trailer responded, and the firefighters dropped the ladder into the river, and the trailer driver climbed the ladder to drag the Jeep out.
Misita said the driver drove away from a section of road without protection and was only a few blocks away from the installed guardrail to prevent the driver from entering the highway.
"Before they put the new bridge into Highway 1, there was an exit ramp in West Hazlewood that was just pointing to the river," Misita said . ".
"This is some of the situations we have encountered there in the past.
Misita said: "The fire-fighting ship responded to this morning's accident by putting down absorption pads similar to floating pool noodles and absorbing toxic chemicals including gas and oil.
The ship is not used frequently and is usually used for flood relief, the captain said.
"You need it when you need it," said misida . ".