Car smashes into NJ Social Security office, as many as 20 hurt
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — A car crashed into the Social Security office in town on Tuesday morning, and some reports put the number hurt at close to 20.
The crash occurred around 9:50 a.m., when the car went into the building at the intersection of Fire and Doughty roads, according to police. Two people sustained serious injuries, while "numerous" others sustained less severe injuries, according to the department.
Channel 6 Action News reported the number of people injured is close to 20, and said as many as 50 people may have been in the building at the time of the crash. Officials say a woman in the car suffered a critical injury. Two children were in the vehicle as well, but escaped serious injury, police said.
Police say the driver appeared to be parking the car when it went into the building.
The crash is believed to be accidental in nature, police said. Video from the scene showed police and fire officials working to secure the building, with the car well inside.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.