Four Army Reserve soldiers were injured, including two who are in critical condition, after their Humvee flipped on the New Jersey Turnpike on Thursday afternoon
Photo: NBC 4
A helicopter landed to take injured patients to the hospital.
The Humvee was part of a two-vehicle caravan that was traveling southbound in South Brunswick. Three of the soldiers, all men, were trapped underneath after it overturned
They jacked up the Humvee to rescue the three soldiers, all men, who were trapped underneath. Two of the men were alert and conscious as they were taken away on stretchers.
The third man was not seriously hurt but appeared dazed as he walked around the scene of the accident, according to WABC.
State police said one male soldier was in serious condition, in addition to the man and woman listed in critical condition.
The third male soldier was being evaluated at the hospital, according to New York Daily News.
The Humvee was part of a two-vehicle caravan that was traveling southbound in South Brunswick. Servicemen in the second vehicle jacked up the overturned Humvee to help the three soldiers
The Humvee, the only vehicle in the accident, flipped over after the right tire blew out
The Humvee, the only vehicle in the accident, flipped over after the right tire blew out. The tire was found 40 feet away from the Humvee at the crash site.
Traffic was backed up for miles on the turnpike after a number of southbound lanes near Interchange 8A were shut down for hours.
It remains unknown where the Humvee was headed but the accident occurred 30 miles away from Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst. The Army Reserve soldiers were from the 533rd Brigade Support Battalion at Fort Totten in Bayside, Queens.