INJURED TWP. STATE TROOPER

During FoxNews Fox & Friends, Trooper Nicholas Cilli was honored by Citizen Watch US as a Thin Blue Line Hero for his actions during a serious motor vehicle crash on Interstate 280.On July 30, 2019, Tpr. Cilli, several troopers, and members of the West Orange Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle crash on I-280 in West Orange, Essex County. Click here for videoWhile Tpr. Cilli and two firefighters were rendering aid to one of the victims in the rear of an ambulance parked on the shoulder, a dump truck ran off the roadway and struck the rear of the ambulance.As a result of the collision, Tpr. Cilli and one of the firefighters sustained serious injuries and the ambulance became engulfed in flames. Despite his injuries, Tpr. Cilli immediately began to remove the victims from the ambulance before other emergency personnel arrived to assist. Tpr. Cilli's selfless and decisive actions undoubtedly increased everyone's chance of survival. Tpr. Cilli has not returned to duty as a result of the accident, and although he has a long road ahead, he is expected to make a full recovery!  Click here to watch the segment: