Neither of the two Morristown men involved in a two-car crash on Route 15 in Morristown last Saturday was seriously injured according to police, but the highway was closed for several hours while one of them was extricated from his vehicle.
The crash occurred on Route 15 near the former Stonegrill Gardens at about 10:50 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14.
Police said Richard Hadley, 79, pulled onto Route 15 in front of a loaded dump truck traveling east driven by Kenneth Mitchell, 49. Mitchell’s truck struck the driver’s side front end of Hadley’s sedan, sending it spinning off the road. Mitchell’s truck went off the side of Route 15 nearby.
Police closed Route 15 just after the crash, but did reopen one lane later that morning. Police said it took emergency crews several hours to extricate Hadley from his vehicle; he was then taken to Copley Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries.
Mitchell also had minor injuries, police said.
Route 15 was fully reopened by 2 p.m.