3 injured in early morning accident on Route 17 in East Rutherford

Three people were hurt when two cars collided on Route 17 in East Rutherford.

Three people were hurt when two cars collided on Route 17 in East Rutherford. (1/1/16)

EAST RUTHERFORD - A two-car crash in Bergen Country New Year’s Day has left three people injured.

East Rutherford police say the crash occurred around 4:10 a.m. when a southbound driver made an illegal U-turn between Route 17's barriers in East Rutherford.

The three injured people were taken to hospitals and were being treated for injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Their names have not been disclosed.

The accident caused a stretch of the highway to be closed for about five hours.

Further details on the accident have not been released.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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