Lucky To Be Alive as Tire Smashes Through Windshield and Roof of Car on NJ Turnpike in Robbinsville

August 11, 2023

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–NJ State Police, Robbinsville Fire Department and EMS were dispatched to the area of mile post 63 north bound inner roadway for a reported crash with extrication. Upon arrival it was reported that a loose tire crashed through the window and roof of a car that was traveling north bound and the crash was located on the shoulder of the inner roadway. The driver of the car was able to self-extricate and Robbinsville EMS treated for minor injuries and transported the person to a local hospital for treatment. The person was lucky to survive this crash with only minor injuries. The New Jersey State Police is investigating the incident.

8/12/2023 UPDATE from NJ State Police:

According to New Jersey State Police, Sergeant First Class, Philip Curry, the crash occurred at 2:56 p.m. on the NJ Turnpike, northbound on the inner roadway mile post 63.4 in Robbinsville. Preliminary information indicated that a wheel and tire became dislodged from a northbound traveling Nissan sedan.  The tire then struck the windshield and roof area of a northbound traveling Chevy Malibu.  The driver of the Chevy sustained minor non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital.