Truck Explosion Shuts Down New Jersey Turnpike

A fireball erupts when two tractor-trailers collide on the busy highway during rush-hour traffic.
1:21 | 08/13/15

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More than 6,000 rescuers are searching for survivors this morning. Back here at home. A traffic nightmare. Two trucks collided. One driver was seen running across the highway. His pants catching fire. Phillip Mena has the rescue. Reporter: Overnight, a massive fireball erupting when two tractor trailers collided on a busy highway. Onlookers horrified as the flames spew toward the vehicles on the New Jersey turnpike. Explosions continuously rocking the roadway. Shutting down traffic in both directions. Cameras rolling as the driver emerges from the truck ungulfed in flames. His leg on fire. A couple visiting running to his aid. We ran down and we were just trying to help him get rid of the flames from his jeans. I think he was in shock. So we just tried to get his jeans off, get the fire out. Tried to get him away from the truck. Reporter: Thanks to this couple's actions, the driver suffering only minor injuries. This morning, the charred shells of the trucks still smoldering. The shorts have not said what caused the explosions. One of the trucks involved was carrying paper. The other, medical was. A potent combination. For "Good morning America," Phillip Mena, ABC news, new York.

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