Day: June 7, 2020

BREAKING: NJ State Police Vehicle Struck On NJ Turnpike Sending 1 To Hospital



June 7, 2020

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–A New Jersey State Police vehicle was struck in the rear tonight at mile marker 65.3 south bound inner roadway (car lanes) just south of Exit 8 around 10:41 pm tonight. From photos it can be seen that multiple vehicles including a NJ Trooper vehicle were damaged. One person was transported to the hospital by the Hightstown First Aid Squad. No further information was available about the accident. Once released the story will be updated. Robbinsville Township Fire Department was dispatched to the scene but not needed.

This accident comes 10 years + 1 day since Trooper Marc Castellano was killed on I-195 when he was struck by a vehicle on I-195. See MidJersey.News story on that here: NJSP Troop “C” Hamilton, 10th Anniversary Of When Trooper Was Struck By Passing Motorist On I-195

NJSP, Robbinsville Fire Department and Bordentown Township Firefighters also had a close call on June 4 when rubber neckers caused an accident at a fire scene on the NJ Turnpike in Bordentown Township see MidJersey.News story here: SLOW DOWN MOVE OVER: NJTP Car Fire And Rubberneck 3 Car Accident

Robbinsville Night Of Unity

June 7, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Robbinsville came together for a night of unity as several faith leaders prayed, and talked about current events, intolerance and racism. The event held at the Town Center Gazebo was a cooperative event between Robbinsville Township and Robbinsville’s Faith Leadership. Participants were encouraged to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

BREAKING: Turnpike Horror, 10 Horses Died In Horse Trailer Fire, 1 Person Inhalation Burns, 1 Other Injured

Breaking News, some reports from official sources and some reports from on scene and radio traffic, reported as accurately as possible

Updated at 9:40 am. with what we know

Updated at 1:00 pm with some details from social media

June 7, 2020

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–New Jersey State Police confirmed that 10 horses died in a horse transport truck accident with fire early this morning on the New Jersey Turnpike. The truck was a very large tractor trailer style horse transport.

One Facebook witness said they were passing the area at the time and saw flames 20 feet in the air coming from the wreckage.

The transport vehicle traveling north lost control and struck a concrete divider in the area of the bridge support for an emergency U-Turn on the highway then caught fire.

NJSP did not confirm that two persons were injured including one with inhalation burns to the lungs. The injured people were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick trauma center.

The accident and fire occurred around 3:00 am this morning on the New Jersey Turnpike “truck lanes” outer roadway near mile marker 68.6 north bound which is between Wycoff Mills Road and Brick Yard Road, approximately 1 mile north of Exit 8 Hightstown

Multiple fire departments and ambulance crews responded to the scene including units from Hightstown, East Windsor 1 & 2, Cranbury, Plainsboro and Monroe. Hightstown First Aid Squad transported 2 to RWJ, New Brunswick.

It was reported the horse transport was coming from Florida.

No further information is available at this time. NJSP would not give name of carrier or farm that horses belonged to.

One unconfirmed source stated that the horse trailer may have been en route from Ocala, Florida to Sarasota, NY carrying race horses for a race today and training at Saratoga Springs.

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