Paramedics treated after ambulance accident

Sunday Times Newspapers

TAYLOR – A crash involving a vehicle and an ambulance could have been much worse, city fire officials said.

Fire Chief Steve Portis said firefighters and police responded to a crash about 4 p.m. Sept. 27 near Pardee and North Line roads. A car had struck a Concord EMS ambulance – a private contractor based in Lincoln Park – that was en route to a medical call.

“There was no patient in the back,” Portis said. “We had to extricate the passenger when the ambulance rolled over.”

Portis said the passenger and driver were taken to a nearby hospital and treated for non life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle which struck the ambulance was released from the scene unharmed.

The ambulance had been headed for MediLodge on North Line Road when it was struck. Police and firefighters cleared the scene and are investigating.

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