Thanksgiving DWI charge: Head-on crash injures family in SUV
WOOLWICH — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man was driving drunk and the wrong way on the New Jersey Turnpike when his car collided head-on with a minivan on Thanksgiving night, injuring himself and five others.
The crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. Thursday near Exit 2 on the highway in Woolwich, a State Police spokesman said.
Michael Forman, 26, of Sellersville, was driving a car southbound in the northbound lanes near milepost 11.2 when he collided with a minivan carrying an Edison couple and their three children, the spokesman said. The car then struck a concrete barrier before it came to a stop.
Forman and two passengers in the minivan — Fatima Shifan, 36, and Yousef Shifan, 11, both of Edison — all suffered serious injuries and remained hospitalized Saturday.
Shifan’s husband, who was driving the minivan, and their two other children, ages 6 and 8, suffered minor injuries. Further details on their conditions have not been disclosed.
Forman has been charged with drunken driving. It wasn't known Saturday if he's retained an attorney.
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