Bernardsville Fire Company ambulance smashed into a car injuring 6 people.
Six people were injured when a car collided with a Bernardsville Fire Company ambulance at 3:04 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, near the entrance of the Bernardsville Train Station on Route 202. According to Bernardsville Fire Chief Randy Steinkopf, two women in the car and four fire company volunteers were taken to Morristown Medical Center for treatment of injuries after the two-vehicle accident. Steinkopf said all four volunteers were treated for minor injuries, most cuts and bruises, and released the same day. He was not sure of the status of the two women, but said he did not believe any of their injuries were life-threatening. The names of the individuals involved have not yet been released. Police at the scene said it appeared that the car, a black Volkswagen, was traveling south toward Far Hills and turned left into the train station parking lot when it was hit by the ambulance that was headed in the opposite direction. The ambulance was responding to a fire alarm activation at a home on the Bernardsville Mountain, Steinkopf said. The front-seat passenger of the Volkswagen had to be extricated from that vehicle. The car was towed from the scene. Steinkopf said the ambulance was driven from the scene but sustained extensive front-end damage and will be out of service for repairs. While the town only has two ambulances, he said the fire company will be able to coordinate with other towns to provide coverage.

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