by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
FAIRFIELD, NJ - Monday morning at about 9:28am, Fairfield Police along with the Fairfield Fire Department responded to reports of an overturned garbage truck on Gately Overpass.
When officers arrived they found a 1998 Mack truck, which belonged to Suburban Disposal of Fairfield, flipped over and on its side. The first responders assisted the driver, Gloria Washington, 42, of Newark, out of her cab by removing the front windshield. Washington was transported to Morristown Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
"Preliminary investigation indicates that the garbage truck may have been having some problems
The overpass remained closed until noon. The crash is being investigated by Officers Jeffrey Dean and David Chabay.