June 16, 2020
See this morning’s MidJersey.News story here: BREAKING DEVELOPING STORY: Vehicle Crashes Through Fence Overturns Under Electric Transmission Tower In Robbinsville
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–New Jersey State Police said they followed a Ford pickup truck on the Turnpike early Tuesday morning that veered off the road and flipped over north of exit 7A. The white pickup driven by Steven Schwartz, 57, of Philadelphia was seen entering a restricted area of the toll plaza near Route 130 on the Turnpike’s PA extension just before 5 a.m., according to State Police spokesman Major Brian Polite. Schwartz refused to stop for police and was followed north on the mainline Turnpike where he struck a troop car but kept going. He lost control of the truck, which was found to be stolen, and veered off the road, according to NJSP Major Polite. Schwartz, who was wanted on a parole violation in Pennsylvania, was charged with aggravate assault on a trooper and receiving stolen property. He is hospitalized for what Polite called moderate injuries. An investigation caused delays during the Tuesday morning commute.
ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Just before 5:30 am the New Jersey State Police and The Robbinsville Township Fire Department were on scene of a motor vehicle crash this morning at mile marker 63 north bound. The vehicle left the roadway near the Sharon Road overpass and traveled a great distance before overturning and coming to rest on its roof under a PSE&G electric transmission tower. The occupant had to be rescued out of the vehicle and carried back through thick brush to a waiting ambulance on the Turnpike.