NJ State Trooper Hurt By Driver Who Struck His Car In East Brunswick Construction Zone

A New Jersey State trooper suffered moderate injuries when his parked cruiser was struck by a car in a construction zone, authorities said.

New Jersey State Police

New Jersey State Police

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On Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, at 3:38 a.m. construction work was being conducted on Route 18 in East Brunswick Township, according to Troy McNair, a State Police spokesman.

The southbound lanes at the intersection of Tice Lane were closed by a marked troop car and a NJDOT crash attenuator truck. The marked troop car was parked horizontally in the left and left center lane with its emergency lights activated. The right and right center lanes were blocked off with orange traffic cones, McNair said.

A Nissan passenger vehicle drove through the intersection, collided with the troop car, ran off the roadway to the right, and struck a snow embankment. The trooper sustained moderate injuries and was transported to an area hospital, McNair said.

There were no other details released about the Nissan driver or whether the driver was ticketed.

The crash remains under investigation.

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