NEW BRUNSWICK — An ambulance that overturned on a Route 1 off ramp caused major traffic issues on Friday morning.

The ambulance operated by Galaxy Transport overturned on the ramp from Route 1 northbound  to Route 18 north around 5:30 a.m., according to New Brunswick Police spokesman Captain J.T. Miller. The driver of the ambulance and a front seat passenger were hospitalized for minor injuries.

Miller said a Toyota Wagon was also involved in the collision but the driver did not require medical attention.

The road was reopened around 8 a.m. northbound at Route 18 following cleanup and investigation of the incident.  Traffic was diverted onto Route 18 southbound for about two hours.

Delay on Route 1 north in North Brunswick
Delay on Route 1 north in North Brunswick (NJ DOT)

The closure also caused delays a delay on Route 130 and Ryders Lane approaching Route 1 in North Brunswick.

A crash on Route 37 at Washington Street in Toms River caused the shutdown of the eastbound lanes just after 7 a.m. on Friday. Details of the crash have not yet been disclosed by Toms River Police.

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