VINELAND — A motor vehicle accident involving a Belleplain ambulance near South Jersey Healthcare-Regional Medical Center sent multiple people to the hospital Tuesday afternoon, although it remained unclear throughout the evening how serious their injuries were.
According to Vineland police and fire officials, a Belleplain ambulance and a Honda Accord collided at the intersection of West Sherman Avenue and Delsea Drive.
Neither police nor fire representatives could confirm if the ambulance had been transporting a patient.
However, Vineland Fire Lt. Tony Saltar stated the vehicle’s emergency lights had been activated when officials arrived at the scene.
“There was a driver and a passenger in the ambulance — both (Belleplain) employees, one in the driver’s seat and the other in the back, just like their supposed to when transporting a patient,” said Saltar.
“There wasn’t any patient there by the time (the fire department) got there, but if there wasn’t a patient, I think the passenger would have been up front.”
The Honda was registered to a man, according to officials.
An eyewitness said that as he drove by the scene, apparent off-duty EMS personnel were converging on the scene in private cars.
A woman ran to the scene from Wawa and a man did the same from a parking lot across the street.
Upon passing the accident, a man was lying face down on the highway next to the Honda’s front door.
No other information was available on the owner of the vehicle Tuesday night.
Saltar stated that both the ambulance driver and passenger, as well as the driver and a passenger in the Honda were all taken to South Jersey Healthcare-Regional Medical Center.
Vineland police stated one of those taken to the hospital was a juvenile, aged 5 or 6.
However, additional information on the accident was unavailable from police Tuesday evening, as the accident report had not yet been completed.
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