Drunk driver on NJ Turnpike injures family of five in wrong-way collision

A drunk driver going the wrong way on the New Jersey Turnpike sent a family of five to the hospital Thanksgiving night.

Michael Forman, 26, of Sellersville, Pa. was headed south in the northbound lanes at around 9:30 p.m. when he collided with the family’s Honda Odyssey minivan, police told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Nissan “continued on to strike the concrete barrier” before coming to a halt, NJ.com reported.

Two of the minivan’s passengers — Fatima Shifan, 36, and son Yousef Shifan, 11, of Edison, N.J. — suffered serious injuries, the Inquirer said.

Shifan’s husband, who was driving, and two other children, ages 6 and 8, were also hurt, the paper said.

Cops charged Forman, who was also hospitalized, with driving under the influence and multiple moving violations.

The crash occurred in the vicinity of Woolwich Township, near Philadelphia. The turnpike’s northbound lanes remained closed for three hours afterwards, NJ.com said.

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