and New Jersey Department of Transportation crews spent much of the evening rush at the scene of an accident at Route 46 and Cherry Hill Road involving a tractor trailer that ran into a lamp post that supported a traffic signal.
The accident occurred close to 5:15 p.m. Thursday when a CRST Premier Transport tractor-trailer apparently attempted to make a right turn from eastbound Route 46 onto Cherry Hill Road and knocked down a metal lamp post.
The truck has been removed from the site, according to police, and traffic is again moving without impediment.
At the time of the accident, however, the vehicle was stuck at an angle at the crash site; a piece of the lamp post was lying beneath it. Lying on the ground on the side of the tractor-trailer that faces Cherry Hill Road was a set of traffic lights apparently knocked off of the post during the crash. A large portion of the pole, from a view visible only from Cherry Hill Road, appeared like a harpoon going through the rear of the truck's cab. Another traffic signal hung from the end of this portion of pole.
Police said crews would be at work to repair the damaged light pole and traffic signals.