Ambulance slams into Somerset County house
FRANKLIN (Somerset) — An ambulance slammed into the side of a uninhabited brick house on Friday morning, according to police.
The crash took place on Hamilton Street near Pershing Avenue just before 5 a.m., when the ambulance heading westbound crossed the center line and hit a parked car before hitting the corner of the house, according to Franklin Township police spokesman Lt. Philip Rizzo.
The ambulance from Robert Wood Johnson Ambulance Service was responding to a call and no patient was on board, according to RWJ spokesman Robert Cavanaugh.
"Both Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Mobile Health employees that were on board the ambulance are currently being evaluated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries," Cavanaugh told New Jersey 101.5
Overhead video by ABC 7 Eyewitness News of the scene showed the cab of the ambulance crushed against the house and damage to some trees. News 12 New Jersey in a broadcast report showed a pickup truck that appeared to be sideswiped.
Rizzo said that Franklin Township's constriction code official inspected the house and determined it to be uninhabitable.
Hamilton Street was closed for about three hours for an investigation, according to Rizzo.