Car Veers Off Highway in Route 4 Crash

Teaneck emergency responders called to three vehicle crash near Belle Avenue.

Authorities have cleared a three-vehicle crash on Route 4 West that sent one car off the highway near Belle Avenue in Teaneck late Monday morning. 

Police reported multiple people injured in the crash. None of the injuries were considered serious. 

Two ambulances from the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded, along with police and township firefighters. 

Traffic was delayed in both directions near Belle Avenue as of 11:30 a.m., the state transportation department reported. Two lanes were blocked, but have since been reopened. 

Art Vatsky December 17, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Once again, great work by our TPD, TFD and TVAC. I got on Rt. 4 at the Belle Ave Westbound Exit/Entrance. I will note that the exit is still of the 1920's design when Rt.4 was built. There is no acceleration lane to help merge traffic. Maybe the lack of such a lane contributed to the accident. One moment's hesitation and . . . .
Josh Hosseinof December 18, 2012 at 11:57 AM
The county has proposed for many years to renovate the teaneck section of route 4 to have 3 lanes in each direction and proper acceleration lanes at the entrances. This would involve encroaching on the so-called greenbelt along route 4 in Teaneck - and as far as I can see would also require some eminent domain takings of a few properties that border route 4. From a point of view of safety and improving the overall traffic flow of route 4 it definitely needs to be done. The usual suspects will of course delay and oppose this.
Jacob December 18, 2012 at 07:28 PM
@Art - The readers of this blog hope that you will complain to the State about Route 4 with the same passion that you complain to the Township about bus shelters.
Christina Sawyer December 19, 2012 at 02:49 AM
The highway, particularly by Belle is beyond dangerous!
Tim December 20, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Art- how do we "fix" this issue on Route 4? Aren't you the same Art Vatsky who wants more green space in Teaneck? You can't widen route 4 without getting rid of the greenway or cutting down trees which for a number of Teaneck residents is a cardinal sin


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