A van swerved to avoid a deer and crashed in New Jersey early Sunday, police and passengers said, sending 11 people to hospitals.
The passenger van ran off the southbound side of the parkway and hit a tree early Sunday, Lt. Jock Watkins of Palisades Interstate Parkway police told the North Jersey Record.
Parkway police arrived at the crash at 2:44 a.m. Sunday and reported that several people in the van said the driver swerved to avoid hitting a deer.
The van was heading from Rockland County to New York City, Watkins said.
Three people had to be extricated from the van. The six adults and five juveniles were taken to local hospitals. Their ages and conditions weren't immediately available.