A Morristown ambulance driver with an expired license who was involved in a crash on Route 53 while transporting a patient last month has remained behind the wheel, the squad's president said.
A Morristown ambulance and a Honda Accord crashed on Route 53 in Morris Plains on Aug. 2, sending three people to the hospital for minor injuries. On Tuesday, the president of the Morristown Ambulance Squad said the driver has not lost his driving privileges, NJ.com reported.The August crash took place near the intersection of route 53 and Pfizer South when the ambulance, transporting a patient to St. Clare's Hospital in Denville, hit the Honda as it was negotiating a left turn onto Pfizer.
The patient being transported by the ambulance suffered minor bruises in the incident and was taken by another ambulance to Morristown Medical Center, the article said. The Honda driver, who had to be extricated from her car, was also taken to the hospital, as was an emergency medical technician, the article said.
The driver of the car, East Windsor resident Cassidy Rubins, 23, sustained minor facial lacerations and her shoulder and knee were injured. She was issued a summons for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, according to police.
The ambulance driver, 21-year-old Richard Hathaway of Randolph, received summonses for careless driving and driving with an expired license. Morristown Ambulance Squad President Karen Johansen said his license had expired July 31, and Hathaway has since renewed it. She said the man, who joined the squad in July 2012, remains a squad member and will keep his driving privileges.