Car crashes into N.J. Social Security office; at least 16 hurt

A man is helped onto a stretcher by emergency personnel after a car crashed into a Social Security office, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 in Egg Harbor, N.J. Police say the driver was attempting to park when the car crashed into the building, entering a lobby where many people were waiting. It wasn't immediately clear how serious the injuries were. (Craig Matthews/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)

A man is helped onto a stretcher by emergency personnel after a car crashed into a Social Security office, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 in Egg Harbor, N.J. Police say the driver was attempting to park when the car crashed into the building, entering a lobby where many people were waiting. It wasn't immediately clear how serious the injuries were. (Craig Matthews/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)

Authorities say a car has crashed through the front of a Social Security office in New Jersey, injuring at least 16 people.

Egg Harbor Township police say the crash happened around 10 a.m. Tuesday. They say the driver was attempting to park when the car crashed into the building, entering a lobby where many people were waiting.

It wasn’t immediately clear how serious the injuries were, though officials say a female passenger in the vehicle and another person appeared to be critically hurt. Two children also were in the vehicle but they appeared to escape serious injury.

Sixteen people were being treated at hospitals for undisclosed injuries.

Authorities say the crash appears to be an accident. Its exact cause remains under investigation.

Social Security staffers at the scene declined comment.

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