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Tyson Beckford injured in truck accident

Ralph Lauren model treated for head trauma, cuts
/ Source: The Associated Press

Tyson Beckford was injured after his truck crashed into a utility pole and burst into flames.

Beckford, 34, lost control of his Dodge Ram shortly before 5 a.m. Monday and skidded into the pole, according to police reports. The truck caught fire, and Beckford was able to pull himself out before it became fully engulfed in flames, police Detective Thomas O’Keeffe said.

Beckford, a West New York resident, was taken to the Jersey City Medical Center, where he was treated for head trauma and cuts, O’Keeffe said.

Hospital officials couldn’t be reached for comment Tuesday morning.

Beckford was a model for Ralph Lauren. In 1995, he was named one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People.”