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NJ State Trooper Crashes Into Tree, Route To Hospital Closed

Carneys Point Township, NJ. – A New Jersey State trooper was brought by ambulance to Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware, with “non life-threatening injuries,” after crashing in to a tree yesterday, Wednesday June 8, 2017.

The accident occurred just across the Delaware River close to the intersection of Pennsville-Auburn Road and Route 48, in Carneys Point Township, according to authorities.

The trooper was traveling through the intersection when something happened which caused the trooper to run off the road, according to New Jersey State Police Spokesman Captain Brian Polite.

Polite said the trooper struck a tree near the intersection at around at 12:05 p.m. It was quickly determined that the trooper would be transported to Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware but there was a problem with that plan. The Delaware Memorial Bridge was closed due to a fire that occurred under the bridge just an hour before and was undergoing a structural inspection.

According to reports from the scene troopers contacted the bridge authority an received authorization for the ambulance carrying the trooper to cross the bridge during the inspection.

The trooper was safely transported across the bridge and remains in Christiana Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

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