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Green Brook Township Comments on Early Morning Crash

On Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 6:45 am, an overweight, loaded cement truck was traveling 
south on Washington Avenue toward the intersection of Route 22. The cement truck 
entered the intersection striking a vehicle traveling west on Route 22 and continued through 
the intersection striking Rip’s Liquor Shop, a local Green Brook business. The drivers of both 
vehicles were transported to the hospital. The cause of the accident is still under 
investigation.


Green Brook Police Chief, William Coward, stated, “Overweight vehicles traveling on 
Warrenville Road and Washington Avenue continue to be a problem for the Township. Our 
police department has been conducting targeted enforcement of overweight vehicles on both 
roadways and will continue to do so.”

Washington Avenue and Warrenville Road are owned and maintained by Somerset County. 
The Township has been in dialogue with Somerset County regarding additional safety 
measures to enhance driver awareness to prevent overweight vehicles from traveling up or 
down either of these roadways. Somerset County installed additional signage in 2019 at
Route 22, as well as at the top of Washington Avenue and at Mountain Boulevard in
Watchung. Despite the signage and increased enforcement, the problem persists.

Mayor Jim Van Arsdale expressed concern for the crash victims as well as for the owners of
Rip’s Liquor. “We will work with our Somerset County partners to explore additional
measures along these two roadways in order to protect life and property within the 
Township.”

Anyone with additional information about the crash can contact the Green Brook Police 
Department at 732-968-1188.