Driver hurt in Salem County when dumbbell smashes into windshield

New Jersey State Police say a 50-pound dumbbell crashed through the windshield of an SUV, injuring the motorist.



Troopers are trying to determine where the dumbbell came from when it crashed through the vehicle's windshield around 7:30 a.m. Monday as the 75-year-old motorist was driving south on the New Jersey Turnpike near Oldmans Township, Salem County.



Authorities say the driver was conscious when he was flown to a hospital. He was in serious condition Monday afternoon. Other details weren't released on his injuries. His name also hasn't been released.



Authorities say the dumbbell may have come from another vehicle or been thrown over one of the two overpasses near the site.



A woman passenger in the car wasn't seriously injured.



State police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call 856-235-1937 to help them determine where the dumbbell came from.



The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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