A crash on the Garden State Parkway injured nine people, including six children, state police said.
A southbound sport utility vehicle veered left, crossed the grass median and drove into northbound traffic, colliding with another SUV at about 11 a.m. Saturday south of Exit 117, police said. Debris from the crash also hit a third vehicle.
The driver of the first SUV was flown to a trauma center with serious injuries and a passenger had moderate injuries.
The other SUV driver had moderate injuries, and six children ranging in age from seven to 16 had injuries said not to be life-threatening.
The driver of the third car reported no injuries.