A Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health EMT was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after his ambulance was involved in an accident on Communipaw Avenue Monday night, police said.
Police said the EMT suffered a minor head contusion and was brought to JCMC, where he was treated and released, hospital spokesman Mark Rabson said.
The EMT who was driving the ambulance told police they were responding to an emergency on Communipaw Avenue shortly before 6:50 p.m. and parked the vehicle facing west in the eastbound lane, according to an accident report.
The EMT who was riding in the passenger seat told police he opened his door after seeing it was clear, but a Nissan Maxima driven by a 19-year-old Jersey City resident immediately struck the ambulance door, the report states.
However, the driver of the Nissan told cops that she was attempting to pass the ambulance, which was parked, when the side door swung open and struck her vehicle, the report states.
No other injuries were reported.