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No Serious Injuries in New Jersey Turnpike Crash That Set Cars on Fire

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Posted on Nov 06, 2012

car crash in Monroe Township that set three vehicles on fire resulted in no permanent injuries, State Police say. 

The accident took place at 1:48 p.m. on October 1 on the New Jersey Turnpike, just north of Exit 8A. A Lexus Sedan traveling in the left lane suddenly swerved and crashed into the median barrier. The vehicle struck a Nissan Altima and slid sideways into the middle lane of the highway, where it struck a Ford F150 pickup truck. The impact set the truck on fire and threw it into the right lane.

Both the Lexus and Altima caught fire shortly after impact.

The Lexus contained three occupants: 42-year-old Bernard Emejuru, 39-year-old Ejondu Okiki, and the couple’s infant son Kamsiniocs Emejuru. The Brooklyn, NY family was examined at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, and Okiki received treatment for a head injury. All three were reported to be in stable condition.

54-year-old Wayne Waldron of Bangor, Pennsylvania, was alone in his vehicle and did not sustain any injuries when his Altima was struck.

The driver of the pick-up truck, 22-year-old Monroe resident Colin Pascik, was not injured; neither was his front seat passenger, 23-year-old Quinn Miller of Newport, California. The two backseat passengers, 22-year-old Clayton Pascik and 21-year-old Lauren Wilson, did not require medical attention.

Emergency responders included both the Monroe and Jamesburg Fire departments and the State Police of New Jersey, who worked to extinguish the flames and extricate the occupants from their vehicles.

The investigation into this accident is ongoing.


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