Crash Ejects Children Onto Garden State Parkway in Wall, NJ
WALL — Two young children from London were thrown from a car during a crash on the Garden State Parkway Thursday afternoon.
State Police Sgt. Philip Curry said the Toyota Sienna they were riding was sideswiped by a Honda Accord near Exit 98 around 2:40 PM. The Honda went off the left side of the highway and hit two guard rail posts.
The driver of the Toyota went off the left side of the road and overturned ejecting the 5-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl, who were seriously hurt.
Three lanes were closed for most of the afternoon commute, causing a 7-mile delay approaching the crash scene.
No charges have been filed in the case.
Traffic was heavy on the Parkway Thursday afternoon as many had a three-day weekend because of Easter. A car fire blocked two lanes southbound approaching the Union toll plaza, creating a 9-mile rubbernecking northbound delay.