BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Two New Jersey state troopers dragged a driver from his burning truck seconds before it exploded Monday.

It happened on Interstate 287 in Bridgewater Township.

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The troopers say the tractor trailer ran off the side of the highway and slammed into a guardrail before bursting into flames.

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One of the troopers was actually on his way home from work when he witnessed the crash and stopped to help.

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The driver suffered some minor injuries but is expected to make a full recovery.