Police investigating ambulance crash in Morris Township

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An ambulance transporting a patient crashed into trees along Normandy Parkway in Morris Township early on Wednesday, police reported.

Morris Township police logoThe occupants–who included a nurse and a relative of the patient–sustained minor injuries and some discomfort, but did not require treatment, according to Morris Township Police Capt. Robert Duffy.

The ambulance, owned by the Atlantic Ambulance Corp., was making a non-emergency trip from Overlook Hospital in Summit to Morristown Medical Center.

It was traveling southbound at 4:23 am when two deer ran into the roadway, driver Nicholas Houmis, 25, told police.

“Houmis advised that he pulled the steering wheel to the left to avoid hitting the deer, this caused him to run off the road striking multiple small trees before coming to rest approximately 50 feet from the roadway,” Capt. Duffy reported.

Patrolman Kyle Laauwe is investigating the accident.  The Morris Township Fire Department assisted police at the scene.

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