In every city across New Jersey, emergency vehicles have the right-of-way. At intersections, drivers are required to pull to the right or stop to let firetrucks, police cruisers and ambulances pass safely. However, not everyone abides by these laws and could possibly cause a car accident because of it.
Recently, an accident happened shortly before 1 p.m. involving multiple vehicles. According to local police, an ambulance was responding to a traffic accident call when it became involved in a traffic accident. The driver of the SUV that slammed into the ambulance was reported to be in his 20s. The impact caused the ambulance to hit another vehicle before coming to rest on its side on a car that was parked near the intersection.
The two EMTs in the ambulance, the driver and senior passenger of the car and the driver of the SUV were all transported to various area hospitals to be treated for their injuries. Fortunately, all were reported not to have suffered life-threatening injuries. It might be considered a miracle that no one died in such a crash. No current reports of any of the current conditions of the injured were immediately available.
No charges were filed at the time of this report in connection with this car accident. New Jersey authorities from Bergen County will continue their investigation. The EMTs may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits, but they may also decide to file personal injury claims. The other injured parties may also consider filing personal injury claims against the driver of the SUV for damages such as out-of-pocket medical expenses and possible time off from work for recovery.
Source: newjersey.news12.com, "5 injured in multi-car crash involving an ambulance in Lyndhurst", , May 19, 2014