Ambulance crashes with patient aboard

Posted: March 04, 2012

An ambulance transporting an 80-year-old patient overturned in a three-vehicle crash Sunday that sent five people to hospitals, Philadelphia police said.

The victims were taken to Temple University Hospital and Einstein Medical Center. Their injuries were not described as life threatening.

The Ford ambulance had its lights and sirens on as it headed east on West Olney Avenue, near La Salle University. As the ambulance approached a red traffic light around 9:34 a.m., it hit a Mercury Sable, which had the green light and was traveling north on 20th Street, police said.

The crash caused the ambulance to overturn and the Mercury to hit a Dodge Durango, which was stopped at a red light on the westbound lanes of West Olney Avenue, police said. The Mercury then struck a fire hydrant.

Besides the 80-year-old male patient, the injured included an 80-year-old male driver of the Mercury, a 35-year-old male ambulance driver; a 22-year-old male passenger, and a 41-year-old female driver of the Durango. -    Darran Simon

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