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Car carrier hits NJ Transit trestle in Rutherford, bursts into flames: police

Posted: 9:40 PM, Sep 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-11 05:11:36-04

RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A vehicle burst into flames after it fell off of a car carrier, struck an NJ Transit trestle and hit two other vehicles Tuesday evening in Rutherford, police said.

There were no injuries reported, according to authorities.

Highland Cross to Union Avenue are shut down and police say it will be “for a while” as the integrity of the bridge is being checked.

According to NJ Transit, at least one train on the Main/Bergen/Port Jervis Live was delayed Tuesday night.

Route 17 North reopened again just after 1 a.m., according to Rutherford Police.