North Bergen ambulance hits 4 parked cars, one collides with building


A North Bergen ambulance hit four parked cars, causing one to collide with a building, while driving through the township yesterday afternoon, police said. NB crash1

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

A North Bergen ambulance was traveling south on John F. Kennedy Boulevard, near 13th Street, around 1:10 p.m. when the driver hit 2 parked cars in front of 1231 JFK Blvd., Police Lt. Thomas Ferrari told Hudson County View over the phone.

“This caused one of the cars to go onto the sidewalk and hit a building. Hitting the second parked caused a chain reaction: hitting the car in front of it, which then hit the next car in front of it,” he explained.

None of the parked cars were occupied and the North Bergen Building Department deemed the complex structurally sound, officials said.

Ferrari also noted that the ambulance was not responding to a call during the time of the accident.

The driver, 24, sustained a minor injury to his hand and he and his passenger were transported to the HackensackUMC Palisades as a precautionary measure, authorities said.

The driver, who said he could not explain why the vehicle “went right on him,” was issued a summons for careless driving and the matter remains under investigation, police said.

North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue also responded to the incident.

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