2 injured after truck crashes into stalled car on New Jersey Turnpike

Police say the truck struck the stalled vehicle which sent it into the victims.

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A truck plowed into a stalled vehicle on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike sending it into two people.

MOUNT LAUREL, New Jersey (WPVI) -- A truck plowed into a stalled vehicle on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike leaving two people hurt.

It happened around 12:15 a.m. Friday near the James Cooper Travel Plaza in Mount Laurel, Burlington County.

According to New Jersey State Police, a Volkswagen Golf and a BMW were involved in a crash.

The Volkswagen became disabled in the center lane with no lights.

Another driver passing by stopped on the right shoulder to assist the driver of the Volkswagen.

Police say the good Samaritan was in the lane of travel assisting the driver when a tractor-trailer struck the Volkswagen.

The impact sent the vehicle into the Volkswagen driver and the good Samaritan.

Both suffered serious injuries and were taken by helicopter to an area hospital.

The crash remains under investigation.

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