Authorities: EMT killed when car, ambulance collide

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Posted: Jul 25, 2015 2:56 PM

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say an EMT was killed when a car collided with an ambulance heading to a call in a neighboring town.

Hinal Patel was in the Spotswood ambulance's front passenger seat when the crash occurred shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday in East Brunswick.

Authorities say the 22-year-old Piscataway resident and a colleague were on their way to assist at a car accident in East Brunswick. The ambulance had its emergency lights and sirens activated, and no patients were inside.

A car driven by 58-year-old Kathleen Meade of East Brunswick struck the ambulance in an intersection, overturning the emergency vehicle and causing it to slide into another car.

Meade and the ambulance driver, 24-year-old Mark Seube of Hamilton, suffered injuries non-life-threatening. Both were being treated at hospitals.