A truck accident on the New Jersey Turnpike between a commercial truck and two other recreational vehicles caused the highway to be shut down for the afternoon commute on June 28, according to PhillyBurbs.com. One of the recreational vehicles became fully engulfed in flames following the accident.
The turnpike was shut down completely while firefighters fought the flames, grid-locking traffic for 9 miles.
There was a collision near mile marker 47 that cause a chain reaction on the turnpike which sent the truck into the first RV, which was towing a car and then crashed into a second RV. The RV’s burst into flames after the fuel tank on one of them ruptured, capturing 5 people in both RV’s. They were all able to escape the crash safely, however the driver of the truck suffered a broken arm before being pulled away from the flames by New Jersey State Police Sgt. John Kampo. He was treated at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton and is listed in good condition.
Witnesses reported seeing the fire’s smoke from miles away. Investigators are still looking into the accident.
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