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Construction Worker Struck by Dump Truck on Parkway in Brick

Dump truck impounded pending inspection

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A construction worker was struck by a dump truck in the southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway on Thursday, leading to a significant traffic jam, police said.

The accident occurred just after 1 p.m. when a blue Ford F450 dump truck struck a construction worker. The worker, whose name was not released by State Police, suffered a serious head injury and was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, said Capt. Stephen Jones.

The worker was alert and conscious on the scene, however, Jones said.

The state police's Fatal Accident Investigation Unit, Crime Scene Unit and Commercial Vehicle Inspection Unit responded to the scene, as well as Brick Township police and paramedics.

Jones said the accident is still under investigation and no summonses have been issued. The dump truck, he said, was impounded and towed so it could be fully inspected.
SB Girl May 02, 2014 at 07:47 AM
It's time to crack down on all the dump trucks on our roads! Not only are they spraying rocks and debris all over, but they drive like maniacs! The GSP, with all its bridge work now in Ocean County, is very dangerous and these trucks only make it worse! I realize these trucks are necessary to the work being done, but they should be required to cover their load securely and drive cautiously. And the local roads (like Rt. 35 on the barrier island) are also victim to these maniacs. This work needs to get done, but it needs to get done safely!
makemyday May 02, 2014 at 09:29 AM
State troopers need to really start writing more speeding tickets. It's like raceway park out there!

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