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Chicken truck spillage contributes to accident in Camden Tuesday
Accident at Broad and DeKalb
Firefighters work the scene of an accident Tuesday morning at the intersection of Broad and DeKalb streets in downtown Camden. The accident occurred when a van tried to turn left to go north on Broad Street while navigating through the partially blocked intersection and collided with a car driving in the opposite direction. The intersection was blocked earlier in the morning after a chicken by-products truck spilled some of its load. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
An accident at Camden’s main intersection of Broad and DeKalb streets blocked traffic for more than an hour Tuesday morning, thanks -- in part -- to a chicken by-products truck that had passed through the city hours earlier. Around 7 a.m., a white late model mini-van trying to make a left turn from DeKalb Street on to Broad Street collided with a white four-door car after trying to navigate through the partially closed intersection. “The van made a left turn into another car based on the confusion of cones in the roadway,” Camden Police Department (CPD) Capt. Mike Stone said, explaining that officers had already blocked off part of the intersection after discovering the spill earlier in the morning.