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Truck crashes off Hackensack River bridge in Little Ferry

Photo Credit: Courtesy FRANK SMITH
Photo Credit: David Brierty
Photo Credit: Courtesy FRANK SMITH

YOU SAW IT HERE FIRST: A trucker towing a flatbed trailer climbed out on his own after his pickup slammed through the cement railing of the Hackensack River Bridge on Route 46 in Little Ferry this afternoon.

The rig was headed west, towing a Jeep, when the driver apparently lost his power steering.

After hitting two cars, the Ford careened across the bridge, knocking a 13-foot section of the south railing to the riverbank below.

The pickup then landed against metal scaffolding that holds a billboard alongside the bridge.

PHOTO: David Brierty

The driver for Lennies East Coast Auto Transport of Long Island climbed out and onto the scaffolding.

A heavy wrecker pulled out the pickup.

Three occupants of the two struck cars were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with injuries that police said weren’t life-threatening.

Traffic was stopped in both directions for 3½ hours.

PHOTOS TOP / BELOW: Courtesy FRANK SMITH

PHOTOS: Courtesy FRANK SMITH

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