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4 Soldiers Hurt in Humvee Crash on NJ Turnpike

One had to be airlifted
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2016 11:29 AM CDT
4 Soldiers Hurt in Humvee Crash on NJ Turnpike
A state police trooper works the site where a Humvee overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike.   (Thomas P. Costello/Home News Tribune via AP)

(Newser) – Four Army Reserve soldiers are injured, two critically, after a Humvee accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, reports NBC New York. Police haven't determined what went wrong, though witnesses say a tire flew off the vehicle around 2:30pm Thursday, per the Courier News. They tried to lift the flipped Humvee before authorities arrived but were unsuccessful. All occupants from Fort Totten in Queens, NY, were eventually taken to the hospital, including one who had to be airlifted. "I cannot believe that three of our brave soldiers almost died because the truck's tire broke off," says one witness on Twitter. (Read more New Jersey stories.)

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