CRANBURY TWP, NJ – More information has come to light regarding the June 22 dump truck crash that nearly cost a New Jersey State Police trooper his life.
ABC 7 reports that the trooper was actually thrown from his vehicle in the collision, and that State Police Superintendent Patrick Callahan believes that’s what saved the officer’s life.
“How that trooper lived is unbelievable,” he said. “He was actually ejected through the front windshield and thrown approximately, 30 feet, which believe it or not, we think it’s what saved his life. Serious injuries, but we do think he’s going to be okay.”
Governor Phil Murphy elaborated, saying that the dump truck’s axle broke, causing it to crash down on top of the trooper’s vehicle. Had he remained in the cab, he likely would have been crushed in the wreckage.
The incident occurred at about 7 a.m. on June 22, on the New Jersey Turnpike’s southbound inner roadway
The trooper was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, but is expected to recover.
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