Nine people were taken to area hospitals Monday afternoon after a recycling truck flipped and landed on top of a car at the intersection of Hamburg Turnpike and Alps Road, said.
A recycling truck traveling east on Hamburg Turnpike made a hard right-hand turn onto Alps Road to avoid colliding with a Ford station wagon that was turning left onto Alps Road, said Capt. Mark McGrath.
The truck hit the station wagon and landed on top of a Honda Accord, pinning the driver and a passenger inside, McGrath said. It also hit a Toyota Camry.
The driver and the passenger had to be extracted from the vehicle. Their heads were immoblized with neck braces and they were placed on stretchers.
McGrath said all nine people involved in the crash were take to either and St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson.
"None of the injuries appeared to be life threatening," McGrath said.
Nancy Collins, director of public relations for the St. Joseph's Healthcare System, would not provide an update on the conditions of those taken to the hospitals.