SHORT HILLS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A piece of construction equipment fell off a truck Tuesday afternoon in Short Hills, New Jersey, causing injuries and a major traffic backup on busy Route 24.

As Joe Biermann reported from Chopper 2, the piece of construction equipment fell onto a car. Paramedics were on the scene as of 5:15 p.m. treating the injured people inside the vehicle, Biermann reported.

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Information about their conditions was not immediately available.

The accident happened at the Hobart Gap Road overpass on Route 24, and caused a six-mile delay on the eastbound side of the expressway with only one lane open.

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The left lane on the westbound side was also obstructed by emergency equipment, Biermann reported.

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