MERCER COUNTY, NJ – A corrections officer was off-duty when he stopped to help at an accident scene in Hamilton and was injured on Friday night.
According to NJ.com, a vehicle was headed west on I-195 carrying a couch, which fell off in Hamilton. That driver did not stop.
Another car tried to avoid the couch in the road and lost control. The car veered into the guardrail between the eastbound and westbound lanes. A 10-year New Jersey corrections officer stopped in the eastbound lanes and was helping the crashed driver when another vehicle hit the couch and then ran into the crashed car.
The officer was identified as 47-year-old Jason Rawa. Initially alert after the accident, the victim went into a coma after being transported to area hospital. His condition is now listed as stable but critical.
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