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Car crashes into toll plaza on Garden State Parkway

Friday, July 13, 2012

An accident on the Garden State Parkway casued afternoon delays.

Police say a car driven by an 86-year-old man, traveling on the North bound Garden State Parkway unexpectedly slammed into a toll booth at the Bergen Toll Plaza in Saddle Brook.

Due to the accident 3 lanes of the toll plaza were closed and delays were substantial.

NJ Turnpike Authority officials decided to waive tolls during the evening commute to alleviate the traffic mess. Traffic has quickly backed up over 2 miles but stayed that was during the cleanup. It didn't get any worse.

Two toll collectors were able to escape with no injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was being treated at Hackensack University Hospital for minor injuries.

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