Ambulance Crashes, Flips Over in South Jersey

Ambulance driver, passenger suffer minor injuries, police say

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    The crash left the Egg Harbor Township ambulance on its side Thursday morning.

    Two first responders on their way to a call suffered minor injuries after their ambulance flipped onto its side during a two-vehicle crash in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. Thursday morning, according to authorities.

    The wreck happened around 9:05 a.m. at W Jersey and Fernwood Avenues in the Cardiff section of the township, authorities said.

    The ambulance, which was driven by Frank Carlin, 37, was going south on Fernwood with its emergency lights and siren on when it struck a 2001 Ford F-150 pickup driven by 36-year-old Daniel Payne of Galloway Township, according to Egg Harbor Township Police.

    The ambulance was headed to a call of an unconscious subject when the crash occurred.

    The impact sent both vehicles into a nearby wooded area and caused the ambulance to flip onto its side, cops said.

    Investigators say fellow Egg Harbor Township Ambulance squad employee Storm Allen, 21, of Mays Landing was in the passenger seat of the ambulance. Both Carlin and Allen were hospitalized with minor injuries, according to police.

    Payne, the pickup driver, refused treatment, police said.

     

    Investigators say that Carlin was issued a summons for careless driving.

    Traffic was diverted around the area for about 2 and half hours while police investigated the crash, according to police.


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