NJ Officer Recovering after Patrol Car Struck During Traffic Stop

A New Jersey police officer is recovering from injuries he received when his patrol car was rear-ended after he stopped a tractor trailer for speeding.

South Brunswick officer Gregory Boldizar pulled over the truck at about 1:30 p.m. Monday on Route 130. He spoke to the driver and returned to his patrol car to process paperwork.

A white Mazda driven by 24-year-old Jordan Pinnock, of South Brunswick, drifted onto the shoulder of the highway and slammed into the patrol car, investigators said.

Boldizar was bleeding from a head injury, but left his vehicle to check on Pinnock, who was disoriented and had no memory of what had happened, investigators said.

Pinnock and Boldizar were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Both were treated and released.

Investigators are looking into the possibility that Pinnock suffered a medical condition prior to the crash.

No charges have been filed.

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