East Windsor police have released dramatic video of a tractor-trailer smashing into a pickup earlier this week and said they did it to show that dangers exist, even when you are in the breakdown lane.
The crash happened Tuesday on Route 5 and the drivers of both vehicles were brought to the hospital, but neither suffered life-threatening injuries, police said.
The driver of the pickup had pulled into the breakdown lane to use his cell phone, in obeyance of the law, and the tractor-trailer driver lost control and crashed into the back of it, pushing the pickup into a utility pole, according to police.
The tractor-trailer driver was at fault for the crash, police said, and the reason authorities shared the video is to make drivers aware that dangers still exist in the breakdown lane.
They urge drivers to instead pull into a parking lot if possible.