Sources confirmed that three people suffered serious injuries in a truck accident on the New Jersey Turnpike on August 25. A car with three occupants traveling northbound was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike shortly after midnight. The car was forced to slow down by the flow of traffic, and the truck failed to stop in time.
The truck pinned the vehicle against a concrete barrier, dragged it for nearly a half mile before it struck another vehicle and became lodged underneath the truck. One of the passengers in the car was ejected from the vehicle; the two others were trapped. Rescuers worked over two hours to removed the trapped persons. All three were rushed to the hospital, where one is listed in stable condition and the other two in critical condition. The accident remains under investigation.
The fact that the truck dragged the car against a concrete barrier for such a long distance and only was stopped by another car seems suspicious. Did the brakes malfunction? Is this a case of distracted driving?
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