A 27-year-old West New York man suffered a broken ankle and other injuries after colliding with state trooper’s car on the New Jersey Turnpike early this morning, state police said. NJ.com reports.
New Jersey State Police SFC Gregory Williams said the accident occurred in the southbound lanes near mile marker 112.3 in Secaucus when a state trooper crossed into the center lane from the left lane with his emergency lights activated at around 4:45 a.m.
Williams said the left lane was closed for construction and when the trooper entered traffic, the motorcyclist failed to notice the police vehicle and hit its passenger side door.
The West New York man was ejected from his 2014 Harley Davidson and came to a rest in the middle lane, Williams added.
He was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with “moderate” injuries, Williams said, adding that the trooper was not injured.