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New Jersey state trooper hospitalized after cruiser hit by lightning in Middle Township

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MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Two New Jersey state troopers avoided serious injury after their cruiser was struck by lightning in Middle Township Tuesday afternoon.

According to New Jersey State Police’s Twitter account, the trooper was struck around 2:10 p.m., on the Garden State Parkway near mile-marker 10.9 at a construction site.

Two troopers were in the car at the time of the lightning strike. One officer was taken to Atlantic City Medical Center where he is being observed. The other officer did not need medical attention.

The names of the two officers have not been released at this time.