June 22, 2020
See this morning’s story here: BREAKING: NJ State Police Vehicle Destroyed By Dump Truck On NJ Turnpike
We expect further details and an update later this afternoon from the NJSP Press Office
CRANBURY, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–At the daily COVID-19 briefing in Trenton, State Police Colonel Patrick J. Callahan said the trooper from this morning’s crash was thrown 30 feet by the impact of the crash; it is believed to have saved his life. Governor Phil Murphy said the axle of the truck broke and truck flipped over onto the troop car.
The NJ State Trooper will be OK according to Col. Callahan.
State Police Investigate Crash that Injured State Trooper and Two Others
The New Jersey State Police is investigating a three-vehicle crash that injured a state trooper and two others on the New Jersey Turnpike in Cranbury Township, Middlesex County.
Earlier today, at approximately 6:59 a.m., a State Police Chevy Tahoe was stopped behind a Porsche Boxster on the right shoulder of the inner roadway southbound at milepost 70.7.
The trooper was seated in the driver seat of the marked Troop Car with the overhead lights activated.
Preliminary information indicates that a Ford dump truck was traveling southbound on the outer roadway when it struck the left metal guardrail and continued onto the inner roadway. The Ford dump truck continued south, struck and overrode the Troop Car, overturned, and struck the Porsche.
The trooper, driver of the dump truck, and the driver of the Porsche all sustained moderate injuries and were transported to an area hospital. There were no other occupants in the three vehicles. The inner roadway was closed for approximately six hours.
The cause and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation, and there is no additional information available at this time.
See 42 min and 34 seconds into the video for the update on the NJ State Trooper:
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