5 hurt when car slams into NJ bus shelter

The Action Cam was on the scene after a car slammed into a truck on Route 47 in the Rio Grande section of Middle Township, Cape May County on Tuesday.

March 29, 2011 3:27:58 PM PDT
Authorities in southern New Jersey say a speeding car crashed into the back of a truck then careened into a bus shelter, injuring several people who were waiting there.

One man suffered serious leg injuries and was airlifted to a hospital trauma center. Three others and the driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash happened at about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday on Route 47 in the Rio Grande section of Middle Township, just west of Wildwood.

It all began in Wildwood when an officer tried to stop a 2003 Nissan Altima that was being driven by 36-year-old Anthony Friel of the 200 block of Matthews Avenue in the Villas section of Lower Township.

Friel initially stopped, police said, but then took off at a high rate of speed.

Friel was then seen speeding westbound on Rio Grande Boulevard by a Middle Township Police patrol officer.

However, after he was spotted, police say Friel crashed at Route 47 South and 5th Avenue. Police say the Nissan hit a truck driving northbound on Route 47, then slammed into the bus stop.

Three people were airlifted to AtlanticCare Regional Medical Center- City Division. Two other individuals are being treated at Cape Regional Medical Center.

After the crash, police say Friel fled on foot, but was soon caught by authorities.