On August 28, 2018 the Mahwah, NJ Police Department disclosed that earlier this month on Route 17 North a truck carrying candy overturned as the result of a road rage incident. The tractor trailer flipped on its side after the driver of an SUV cut in front of the truck to slow it down because he thought the truck was being operated recklessly.
As reported in the Bergen Record, which includes video of the crash captured on a dash cam of a driver behind the accident, the police posted news of this event in advance of the Labor Day holiday weekend to warn drivers of the hazards of overly aggressive driving. Fortunately, neither driver was seriously injured in the accident.
The driver of the truck alleged that the driver of the SUV hit his brakes while changing lanes causing him to lose control of the tractor trailer. Both drivers were issued traffic tickets for failure to signal, failure to maintain lane and careless driving. The driver of the SUV also was written up for delaying traffic.