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Man injured when truck explodes in DUI crash

A man near West Deptford, N.J., was injured when the truck he was driving, a Ford F-150, was hit by a Toyota Prius. As a result of the collision, the truck caught on fire and exploded.

Though the man was injured and had to be taken to the hospital by emergency crews, it could have been far worse. He did get out of the pickup before it exploded, so he survived the incident without more serious injuries.

The woman who was driving the Prius was also injured. She was trapped in her vehicle when emergency crews arrived, and she was also unconscious. She's now being charged with a DUI for her part in the crash.

The man and woman were taken to different hospitals, with the man going to Inspira Woodbury and the woman going to Cooper University Hospital.

According to reports, the woman was heading north on I-295. The problem was that she was actually in the southbound lanes, heading against traffic. When she reached Exit 21, she collided with the pickup that was actually heading south. It all happened right around 4:30 in the morning.

The woman who is being charged is 26 years old. She is from Boothwyn, Pennsylvania.

The wreck caused a huge backup on the highway when people were trying to commute to work, as the authorities did not get everything cleared out and moving properly again until around 7:15 in the morning.

When a drunk driver causes an accident like this, those who have been injured may have a right to seek financial compensation to cover their costs.

Source: CBS, "Cops: 1 Charged With DUI Following Fiery Crash On I-295 In Gloucester County," Nov. 23, 2015

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