Driver, horses, donkey hurt in N.J. Turnpike crash

Posted: February 27, 2012

A three-vehicle crash on the New Jersey Turnpike left the driver of pickup truck pulling a horse trailer seriously injured and snarled southbound traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike for most of the morning.

Three distressed horses and a donkey were removed from the trailer pulled by the pickup and taken to a nearby farm, where they were treated for cuts and bruises.

Police said the crash occurred near Exit 7A in Robbinsville about 5:15 a.m. when a tractor-trailer rammed the horse trailer, pushing the pickup under the trailer of another rig.

It took rescue crews 2 1/2 hours to extricate the driver from the mangled wreckage of the pickup.

He was airlifted to the Capitol Health Center in Trenton in a State Police helicopter. He was in stable condition Monday afternoon.

Also no word yet on possible charges on the pile up.


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