At least one person was seriously injured and traffic on Springfield Avenue was closed in both directions this afternoon after a collision between a garbage truck and a NJ Transit bus, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and Maplewood Police.
Kathy Carter of the ECPO told Village Green that earlier reports of a fatality were incorrect.
Details on the cause of the accident were not yet available.
At 1:13 p.m. Maplewood Police issued this alert: “Springfield Ave. will be closed in both directions between Chancellor Ave. and Becker Terr until further notice. The reason for the closure is a motor vehicle accident.”
This story will be updates.