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State Trooper Injured During Parkway Traffic Stop

A New Jersey State Trooper was injured when his cruiser was struck during a traffic stop on the Garden State Parkway Sunday morning.

Garden State Parkway crossed over Route 72 in Manahawkin
Garden State Parkway crosses over Route 72 in Manahawkin (NJ DOT)

NBC 10 reports the officer was speaking with the driver of a Nissan he had pulled over on the northbound side around Exit 63 (Route 72) in Manahawkin when another car hit the cruiser, pushing it into the Nissan around 8:30 a.m. The officer and two others were injured.

One of the vehicles caught fire, according to 6 ABC.

The road was closed for a time as a medical helicopter was brought in to take two of the injured to Atlantic City Trauma Center.

The incident remains under investigation.

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