Car hits NJ parkway toll plaza, bursts into flames

July 13, 2012 6:43:06 PM PDT
New Jersey highway officials say two cars were involved in an accident at a Garden State Parkway toll plaza that resulted in a car hitting a toll booth and bursting into flames.

State Police Sgt. Brian Polite says a Toyota Prius driven by 86-year-old Ralph Schiller of Fort Lee was approaching the Bergen Toll Plaza in Saddle Brook around 3:30 p.m., when it side-swiped a Honda Accord driven by Kristie Frost of Pasadena, Md.

Police say Schiller's car continued forward and struck a barrier and a toll booth, and the booth and car both caught fire.

Polite says Schiller was removed from the vehicle and taken to a nearby hospital complaining of chest pains.

Polite says there were no other injuries. No charges have been filed in the ongoing investigation.