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Driver suffering medical episode strikes several vehicles including unmarked NJ state police vehicle on I-287 in Somerset County

BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – A driver suffering a medical episode struck several vehicles including an unmarked New Jersey state police vehicle Wednesday on Interstate 287 in Somerset County, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Trooper Charles Marchan.

The crash was reported at 5:57 p.m. on I-287 southbound at milepost 14.2 in Bridgewater Township, Marchan said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that an unmarked New Jersey state police Ford F150 was traveling on I-287 when in the area of milepost 14.2 the trooper observed a silver Hyundai driving erratically in the left lane and left shoulder, Marchan said.

The Ford F150 was unable to maneuver behind the Hyundai, and activated his overhead lights and entered into the left shoulder where the Hyundai subsequently rear-ended the Ford, Marchan said.

The Hyundai then continued on I-287 southbound and struck multiple vehicles, Marchan said.

The driver of the Hyundai was suffering from a medical episode at the time of the crash, and was transported to an area hospital for treatment, Marchan said.

The crash remains under investigation, Marchan said.

Jay Edwards

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