Three people injured in ambulance crash


August 04, 2008|By JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV

Four people were transported to the University of Shock Trauma Center for non-life-threatening injuries after an accident involving an ambulance and a vehicle at Cathedral and Preston streets at 1:40 p.m. yesterday.

Officials said the ambulance was struck in the rear on the driver's side by a Dodge Charger in the middle of the intersection. The ambulance was en route to a hospital with an elderly patient at the time of the crash. The elderly patient was transported with minor injuries; the attending paramedic suffered a laceration to the head. The driver of the ambulance did not suffer any injuries but was sent to the hospital for precautionary purposes. The driver of the Dodge Charger suffered minor injuries.

The cause of the accident has not been determined, according to a Fire Department spokesman, Chief Kevin Cartwright.

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