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Four Injured in 2-Vehicle Collision Involving Ambulance

Four Injured in 2-Vehicle Collision Involving Ambulance

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Four were injured after a traffic collision between a San Bernardino County Fire Medic Ambulance and a second vehicle. 

On Thursday, August 8, 2019, at around 9:40 a.m., the ambulance (MA26) was involved in a traffic collision at 40th Street and N. Waterman Avenue in the City of San Bernardino. The ambulance, stationed in Twin Peaks, was transporting a patients with lights and sirens activated. The patient was being transported to San Bernardino Hospital, when the collision occurred, causing the ambulance to roll onto its side. The crews immediately notified dispatch and requested assistance and rendered aid to those injured. 

 

Additional San Bernardino County Fire crews responded and continued rendering aid. “Firefighter Paramedics provided medical assistance to the initial ambulance patient, two SBCoFD ambulance operators, and sole occupant/driver of the other vehicle involved in the collision,” San Bernardino County Fire Department Spokeswoman Tracey Martinez in the news release. “All four were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.”

 

All of those in the ambulance were restrained and in seat belts.   It’s unknown if the other driver was wearing a seat belt. The accident is under investigation by the San Bernardino Police Department.

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