Three Hurt in Serious Crash On Route 206 in Mt. Olive

Roadway was closed Sunday night while the accident was cleared in front of the 7-Eleven.

At least three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash that shut down Route 206 in both directions near the 7-Eleven in Mount Olive Sunday night.

A police officer confirmed the accident involved a silver sedan and a motorcycle. According to witnesses on the scene, a passenger of the motorcycle was ejected.

No further details were available Sunday night.

Russ Crespolini July 09, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Hi guys, Yeah, this was the 206 location. Right across from the Dunkin Donuts. Was my local 7-11 growing up in Flanders. There is a 7-11 across from the lake in Budd Lake on 46, but the accident did not take place there.
Jason Koestenblatt July 09, 2012 at 03:10 PM
All - The crash resulted in tragedy last night, according to Mt. Olive police. More information can be found here: http://patch.com/A-vRZQ
genesko July 09, 2012 at 03:51 PM
that spot is dangerous, day and night. Because there is no center turning lane or crosswalk, drivers have to play mind-reader through that section. A center turning lane would help, instead of a huge shoulder that drivers drive into to go around those turning into the establishments there on both sides. Of course I have no idea if that had anything to do with the accident, but going thru there everyday, I would expect that to be the case.
Russ Crespolini July 09, 2012 at 04:08 PM
I was actually in an accident myself there in High School. Car pulled out of the 7-11, hit us and we ended up in crashing into the telephone pole in front of the Dunkin Donuts. So that has been a problem for almost 20 years.
Tammy July 09, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Hi genesko-I agree about that being a dangerous stretch of road. My daughter works in that area and I worry about her pulling out of there. That being said, why can't people exercise a little patience and NOT try and get around those turning off of or coming on to Route 206? Is the risk of causing an accident or worse worth shaving a minute off your commute time? Why do people insist on not letting anybody come out or turn in? Especially if the traffic light ahead is red? I realize that after a long day and perhaps a long commute everybody just wants to get home but come on, a little patience and kindness go a long way and may save a life.These comments are not directed at you personally, just folks in general.


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