Police say John Gulapa crashed into the semi-truck in his 1995 Mitsubishi near Harrison Street at around 5:30 a.m. Gulapa struck the rear of the trailer with so much force that it demolished the entire front of his car.
Much of his car ended up underneath the 18-wheeler as emergency crews had to mechanically extricate him, according to New Jersey 101.5. Gulapa suffered from serious injuries, including a fractured skull, broken nose, and air in his skull. He received treatment at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton.
Gulapa faces charges of DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, and multiple traffic violations, reports New Jersey 101.5.
A passenger in Gulapa’s vehicle and the driver of the 18-wheeler did not sustain injuries in the wreck.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 31 percent of traffic-related deaths in the United States involve an alcohol-impaired driver. In addition,