An International box truck that allegedly failed to halt at a stop sign in the Spring Ridge development hit a smaller pick-up truck hauling a trailer, sending three people to the hospital, Bernards Township police said on Wednesday.
Police Lt. Ted Reese said that Romualdo Matos of North Plainfield, who had been heading east on Spring Valley Blvd. when he collided with a Chevy pick-up 250 and trailer crossing north on Acken Road.
The pick-up, driven by Sergio Arias of Plainfield, was struck when the box truck driver did not stop as directed by a sign, according to the township police report. The crash occurred at 11:05 a.m. last Friday, he said.
Arias and two passengers in the pickup, Edgar Alfonso and Jose Garcia, both of Plainfield, were transported by the Liberty Corner First Aid Squad to Morristown Medical Center, with unspecified injuries, Reese said.
Reese said that, according to the report, neither Matos nor the two passengers in his truck were injured or required a trip to the hospital.
Matos has been issued a summons for failure to stop at a stop sign, Reese said. He said the police investigation is considered to be concluded.