A Port Monmouth ambulance was reportedly involved in a scary auto accident on a local roadway.
The accident occurred around 12:45 p.m. The first report of the ambulance accident was actually provided the following day by a witness who said that she saw a Port Monmouth First Aid Squad vehicle get struck by a garbage truck at the intersection of Highway 36 and Wilson Avenue in Port Monmouth, New Jersey.
The emergency response vehicle reportedly left the parking lot of the Port Monmouth First Aid Squad and quickly crossed several lanes of traffic on the roadway. With the emergency lights flashing and the siren blaring, the ambulance moved past several other vehicles that pulled to the side of the road so that the emergency vehicle could more easily get by them. The auto accident occurred when a garbage truck did not stop for the ambulance. The congestion on the road resulted in the garbage truck striking four cars and the ambulance.
One of the motor vehicles hit by the truck ended up crashing into a pole located near the Wilson Avenue Deli. The airbags in the car reportedly deployed as it hit the pole. Afterwards, the motorist was “visibly shaken” and required medical treatment for accident-related injuries. There has been no update on her condition.
A woman who witnessed the motor vehicle accident contacted the media and provided details about the collision, which she described as “terrible.” Local media outlets subsequently reached out to the Middletown Police Department, which confirmed that an emergency vehicle was involved in a car crash.
Authorities have not yet revealed any additional details about the ambulance accident. At this time, it is unclear if anyone was in the back of the emergency vehicle at the time of the collision. Moreover, there is no indication that anyone sustained significant physical injuries in the crash.
Local law enforcement is investigating the accident, but police have not issued any traffic citations or filed any criminal charges in connection with the crash.
Regardless of the outcome of the investigation, it is possible that anyone injured in the accident could potentially file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver of the garbage truck. Under NJ law, a motorist who negligent causes a motor vehicle accident may be liable for damages.
For more information, read the Middletown Patch article, “‘Terrible’ Accident in Port Monmouth Wednesday.”
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