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Trucker’s son seriously injured after bailing out of moving rig 


A truck driver’s adult son was seriously injured in New Jersey over the weekend after bailing out of their moving truck. 

The incident happened just before 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 2nd in Riverdale, New Jersey. 

According to Morris Daily Voice, 27-year-old David Chavez was a passenger in the Kenworth truck hauling a flatbed trailer driven by his father when he “exited the vehicle” on southbound Route 287 at milepost 53.2. Chavez hit the pavement and sustained serious injuries. 

Several passing motorists stopped to help Chavez, who was soon transported to a nearby hospital after first responders struggled to get a pulse.

“Luckily he wasn’t struck by anyone,” a responder said.

The driver of the truck, Chavez’s father, told first responders that his son had “just opened the door out of nowhere.”

Chavez’s father, who was driving, told responders that his son “just opened the door out of nowhere.”

Route 287 was closed temporarily at Route 23 as State Police investigated the incident. As of 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, no further information had been released. 


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