BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Fire Department responded to an overturned vehicle at 12:04 p.m. on Thursday in the west parking lot of Lifetime Fitness Center.
The van was traveling down the exit ramp from Interstate 78 East that goes on to Oak Way in the Connell Office Park.
Unable to make the turn onto Oak way, the van drove up the berm at a high rate of speed. The van became airborne landing on its roof. It finally rolled over multiple times into the parking lot, coming to rest on its wheels.
The driver was pinned in the vehicle with serious injuries. Firefighters utilized the jaws of life to pop the driver's side door to gain access. The driver was extricated from the van onto a backboard and care was transferred to the Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad.
EMT's and Paramedics transported the patient to a trauma center.
The accident is under investigation by the New Jersey State Police.