New Jersey

Flipped Tractor-Trailer Crushes Car on NJ Turnpike

Traffic in the busy area was a mess as Thursday's peak morning rush got underway

An accident involving a flipped tractor-trailer and a car stifled traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike at the height of Thursday's morning rush, and a man was seen being wheeled across multiple highway lines on a stretcher.

The Turnpike's eastern spur was closed northbound between the Vince Lombardi Service Area and the western spur because of the accident, which happened shortly before 7 a.m. Traffic was swamped. 

Chopper 4 over the scene showed a car crushed under the tractor-trailer as delays mounted. Authorities say everyone had been pulled out of the vehicles by about 8:30 a.m. The driver of the crushed car was miraculously unhurt, authorities say.

The truck driver was taken to a hospital with injuries not described as severe.

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