It was a routine call for EMT Hinal Patel, something she had done many times.
It was supposed to be one of Patel's final calls. Saturday was her last day of work and she was scheduled to start graduate school next month, according to her friends and family.

Patel, 22, was killed, Zebro said. Seube, 22, of Hamilton, and the driver of the car, Kathleen Meade, 58, of East Brunswick, were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the car that the ambulance slid into was not hurt.
A few minutes before 8 a.m. the call went horribly wrong, when the ambulance, a 2008 Ford, was struck by a Toyota Prius as it went through the intersection of Cranbury Road and Ryders Lane, East Brunswick Police Lt. Kevin Zebro said in a news release. The ambulance overturned and slid into another car.
Bianca Patel, no relation, said she was Hinal's best friend, attending Piscataway High School and Rutgers with her. Earlier Saturday, Bianca said, she received a note and a picture from Hinal.
"She had said 'Today's going to be a long day,'" Bianca said. "That was her Snapchat. It was supposed to be her last day on call."
Friends and relatives said Hinal was starting graduate school next month at Rutgers-Newark, with an eye toward attending medical school. Rutgers University spokesman Greg Trevor said Patel had graduated from Rutgers this year with a degree in biological sciences and was enrolling in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

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