Tractor-trailer partially plows through New Jersey market

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, New Jersey -- A tractor-trailer slammed into a market in New Jersey Thursday afternoon, carving a path of destruction and injuring at least four people.

The crash happened at Glory's Market in the 500 block of Cedar Swamp Road in Jackson Township.

Authorities say a truck heading southbound on Cedar Swamp Road (Route 527) collided with a car heading in the opposite direction and slammed into the portion of the store where the cashier works.

"We were working in the office, and all I heard was a loud sound and the deli cases crashed the wall into the office," Carla Glory said.

The corner of the store was completely demolished, with the truck coming to rest in the debris.

Glory said she immediately realized one of her employees was buried under the wreckage, and people immediately went to work.

"People stopped, came from everywhere," she said. "It was amazing."

That employee was seriously injured, as was a customer in the store.

According to Glory, the employee at the cash register knew what was about to happen.

"What I'm told by the employees is she yelled, 'Run,'" she said. "She screamed. She saw it coming."

Glory said the employee who was injured normally works at the deli counter in another part of the building but took over the cash register because the cashier needed a break.

The drivers of both the truck and car suffered minor injuries.

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