Emergency Responders Rescue Four From Vehicle That Crashed into Building in East Orange

A car that slammed into a building in East Orange had emergency responders on the scene early this morning.

The crash happened shortly before 1:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Central Avenue (old Kessler Rehab Building) when a vehicle that was carrying four passengers lost control and came to a crashing halt into a building, trapping all the passengers and causing serious injuries.

With the vehicle on fire, and passengers struggling to get out, first responding East Orange EMS arrived to the scene where they were able to extricate the victims from the vehicle to safety according eyewitnesses.

East Orange firefighters rolled to the scene minutes later to extinguished the small blaze that was caused by the crash.

Mutual assistance from University Hospital EMS arrived to the scene where all emergency responders teamed up to apply aid to the seriously injured occupants then transport to University Hospital in Newark where three of the victims' injuries were reported as serious but stable as of 3:30 a.m.

The cause of the crash is being investigated by East Orange Police.

Central Avenue, East Orange, NJ, 07018