Car crashes into social security office

EGG HARBOR, N.J. (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.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.