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East Brunswick Police Department
Saturday July 25th, 2015 :: 01:59 p.m. EDT

Press Release**Fatal Motor Vehicle accident involving Spotswood EMS ambulance at Cranbury Rd & Ryders Ln.

On Saturday, July 25, 2015 at approximately 7:57 AM, East Brunswick Police Units were dispatched to a serious motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Cranbury Road and Ryders Lane.  Mark C. Seube of Hamilton, NJ was operating a Spotswood ambulance on Ryders Lane near Cranbury Road. Hinal Patel of Piscataway, NJ was the front seat passenger. Both Mark Seube and Hinal Patel are EMTs with Spotswood EMS. The EMTs were responding to assist East Brunswick Rescue Squad as mutual aid at a motor vehicle crash with injuries in East Brunswick Township. Initial investigation revealed the ambulance, a 2008 Ford van, was traveling west on Ryders Lane at intersection with Cranbury Road. The vehicle had its emergency lights and sirens activated. The ambulance proceeded through the intersection and was struck by a 2013 Toyota Prius traveling south on Cranbury Road operated by Kathleen Meade of East Brunswick, NJ. The ambulance overturned and slid into a 2011 Subaru Legacy that was stopped on Ryders Lane in the east bound lanes operated by Kristen Fahrman of East Brunswick, NJ. The ambulance passenger, Hinal Patel, was killed as a result of the collision.

Both drivers, Mark Seube of the Spotswood EMS and Kathleen Meade were transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.Kathleen Meade did not sustain any injuries as a result of the accident.  

The crash is currently under investigation by the East Brunswick Police Department Special Operations Section. Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to contact Ptl. John Bird or Ptl. Glenn Tabasko of the East Brunswick Police Department Special Operations Section at (732) 390-6969.

Several emergency service agencies responded to assist at the scene including East Brunswick Fire Department District 2, Milltown EMS, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Basic Life Support as well as the Advanced Life Support Units. 

Driver of Spotswood EMS ambulance, Mark Seube, 24 year old of Hamilton, NJ

Passenger of Spotswood EMS ambulance, Hinal Patel, 22 years old of Piscataway, NJ

Driver of 2013 Toyota Prius, Kathleen Meade, 58 years old of East Brunswick, NJ

Driver of 2011 Subaru Legacy, Kristen Fahrman, 43 years old of East Brunswick, NJ

East Brunswick Police Department
1 Civic Center Dr
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-390-6900

Lt. Kevin F Zebro
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