Ambulance on emergency call is struck by car on U.S. 40 Driver of auto identified as a Baltimore woman

February 28, 1997|By Jill Hudson | Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF

A car hit a Howard County ambulance Thursday morning as it was responding to an emergency call at Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City, Howard County police said.

The county fire and rescue ambulance was westbound on U.S. 40, driving through the intersection of Rogers Ave. with its emergency lights and sirens on when it was struck by a 1988 Plymouth Reliant driven by a Baltimore woman, police said.

The Plymouth, which was also headed west on U.S. 40, glanced off the front of the ambulance and struck a traffic signal pole at the northwest corner of the intersection, a report said.

The driver of the car was identified by police as Karen McLaughlin of the 7100 block of Rudisill Court in Baltimore. She was taken to Howard County General Hospital where she was treated and released.

Neither of the fire and rescue services officers were injured in the collision. Fire and rescue officials would not identify the nature of the emergency call at Mount Hebron.

Police are investigating the incident.

Pub Date: 2/28/97

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