5 injured in multi-car crash involving an ambulance in Lyndhurst

At least five people were injured in a crash involving an overturned ambulance and several other vehicles in Lyndhurst. The crash was reported at approximately

Five people were injured in a crash involving

Five people were injured in a crash involving an overturned ambulance and several other vehicles in Lyndhurst. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

LYNDHURST - Five people were injured in a crash involving an overturned ambulance and several other vehicles in Lyndhurst.

The crash was reported just before 1 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Ridge Road and Second Avenue.

Police say the ambulance, which was responding to a traffic accident on Ridge Road, was struck by an SUV, and then hit a car carrying a 90-year-old woman and her aide, according to the Cliffview Pilot. The ambulance landed on its side against a parked car.

The two EMTs were transported to University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. 

The senior citizen was taken to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment. Her 63-year-old aide, and the driver of the SUV, believed to be in his 20s, were transported to Hackensack University Medical Center, the Pilot reported.

Ira Stern is thankful he was eating lunch inside when the ambulance overturned landing on and crushing his car. "At least I wasn't in the car, or going to the car," he says. "I was going to be going in 10 minutes."

No patients were in the ambulance at the time of the crash. None of the injuries are said to be serious or life-threatening. 

Lyndhurst firefighters and EMS workers were joined by colleagues from Rutherford and other towns.  

No word yet on any charges filed against any of the drivers. Bergen County Prosecutors and County Sheriff's officers are assisting in the investigation.

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