State police trooper struck, injured at crash scene on New Jersey Turnpike

WESTAMPTON, N.J. (WPVI) -- A state police trooper was taken to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle on the New Jersey Turnpike Friday afternoon.

It happened just after 3 p.m. at the scene of a crash in the southbound lanes of the highway just past Exit 5 in Westampton.

The view from Chopper 6 showed a minivan with damage to the driver's side and several other vehicles, including a U-Haul truck, stopped at the scene.

While on location, authorities say the trooper was struck, suffering a leg injury.

The driver of the striking vehicle stopped at the scene, police say.

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