Two people were injured in a serious head-on crash involving an ambulance and two cars in Franklin Township Tuesday, police said.

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According Franklin Township police, officers responded to South Middlebush Road and Buffa Drive following several 911 calls that came in around 3:32 p.m.

In a press release Wednesday, police said the crash occurred when a Nissan Altima driver by 76-year-old Robert Held of Monroe Township crossed over the center line on South Middlebush Road. Authorities said according to an investigation, the car sideswiped an ABLE Medical Transport ambulance driven by 24-year-old Matthew Hall of Bloomsbury.

"After sideswiping the ambulance, the Nissan continued southbound in the northbound lanes, striking a Kia Sorrento that was operated by Terrence Brown, 50 of Franklin Park, head on. The ambulance continued a short distance and left the roadway," police said in the press release.

Held sustained "potentially life-threatening injuries" in the crash and was transported to a hospital. The driver of the Kia suffered less serious injuries and was also taken to a hospital, police said.

The ambulance driver, and his passenger - a 28-year-old woman - were not injured in the crash.

"Members of the Franklin Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team were on scene conducting the investigation," police said in the press release. "South Middlebush Road was closed for approximately four hours as a result of the crash and subsequent investigation."

Police are continueing to investigate the crash and ask that anyone with information call Ptl. Jose Jaime of the Franklin Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau at 732-873-5533, ext. 3143.

Toniann Antonelli is the digital managing editor for news at NJ 101.5. Reach her at, or on Twitter @ToniRadio1015.

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