MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. - Firefighters rappelled down a steep embankment to rescue a tractor-trailer driver trapped when his rig skidded off the New Jersey Turnpike in Mount Laurel.
The accident occurred in the northbound lanes near Exit 4 in Mount Laurel when a van exiting the James Fenimore Cooper Service Area collided with the truck around 5:45 a.m. Wednesday.
The truck driver, 41-year-old Raymond Joaneme of North Babylon, N.Y., was trapped for about two hours before being freed by Mount Laurel firefighters trained in high-angle rescues.
Joaneme suffered a broken leg and shoulder, along with facial injuries. He was flown to Cooper University Hospital in Camden.
The van driver, 67-year-old John Monrow Jr. of Mount Laurel, was treated at the hospital and released.