By Steve Beck, Al Novack
BORDENTOWN, N.J. (CBS) – A horse trailer was one of three vehicles involved in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike Monday morning.
The accident happened at about 5:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes near exit 7A in Bordentown.
According to investigators, the accident involved two tractor trailers and a pick-up truck that was transporting three horses and a donkey.
Rescue crews spent nearly two hours trying to extricate the driver of the pick-up truck that was pinned underneath one of the tractor trailers. The driver was eventually removed shortly 8 a.m. and was airlifted to an area hospital in an unknown condition.
The condition of the two other drivers was not immediately known.
Authorities say the three horses and the donkey are being treated at a private farm and are in stable condition.
Traffic in the southbound lanes was shut down as crews cleared the scene and investigated the accident.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.