Warren, NJ - A New Jersey State Police trooper was airlifted from I-78 after he was severely injured in a collision on Monday afternoon.
The details behind what caused the collision are still being investigated. What we know at this time is that the NJSP trooper's vehicle was traveling east on I-78, just west of exit 40, when it went off of the road and struck a tree.
Rescuers worked extensively for over 30 minutes before they were able to cut the severely injured trooper out of the car.
A helicopter was called in to airlift the trooper. The helicopter could be seen landing in the middle of I-78 before flying off with the injured trooper.
NJSP only released a short statement saying:
State Trooper involved in serious MVA I-78 EB MP 40.8 Warren Twp., Somerset County. Expect major delays due to invest. No additional info.
At this time, the NJSP trooper is badly injured and they are not releasing his identity.
I-78 was shut down for the incident and there is a major traffic backup. All people are being urged to avoid the area, if possible.
Our thoughts and prayers are with this injured hero. He's in need of all of the prayers and well-wishes he can get.
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