Accident on NJ Turnpike shuts down northbound lanes overnight

Authorities say a Connecticut man was seriously injured and two others were hurt when a car crashed into a disabled vehicle on the New Jersey Turnpike early Sunday morning.

According to State Police, the accident happened on the northbound side of the turnpike near Robbinsville Township around 2 a.m.

Investigators said a 30-year-old man was outside of his disabled vehicle in the left lane of traffic when both the man and his car were struck by a passing vehicle.

NJ State troopers investigate an accident that shut down the northbound lanes of the turnpike overnight.

No word on the condition of the 30-year-old victim who police say sustained serious injuries. The driver of the striking car and a passenger were also hurt during the crash. 

A stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike was closed for about 4 hours as police investigated the crash. The highway has since reopened.


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