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Woman seriously injured after being hit by her own pickup truck in Sussex County

WANTAGE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A 38-year-old woman was seriously injured Thursday afternoon after being hit by her own pickup truck, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Detective Jeffrey Lebron.

It happened at around 2:01 p.m. in a driveway on Compton Road in Wantage Township, Lebron said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a Ford pickup was parked and unoccupied in the driveway. The woman partially entered the Ford, which has a manual transmission, and started the vehicle, Lebron said.

The woman exited the vehicle and the unoccupied Ford traveled forward subsequently striking her, Lebron said.

As a result of the crash, the woman from Wantage Township suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to an area hospital, Lebron said.

The accident remains under investigation and no additional was information available, Lebron said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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