Troopers escape serious injury when lightning hits cruisers

New Jersey state troopers escape serious injury when lightning hits their police cruisers.

New Jersey state troopers escape serious injury when lightning hits their police cruisers. (7/21/15)

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP - State police say two troopers escaped serious injury when their cruisers were struck by lightning at a Garden State Parkway construction site.

The incident occurred around 2:10 p.m. Tuesday near milemarker 10.9 in Middle Township.

Officials say the troopers were in separate vehicles when the lightning strike occurred. One trooper was taken to a hospital for observation, but the other did not require medical attention.

The troopers' names have not been released.

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