Ambulance crashes while transporting patient
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- An ambulance in the middle of transporting a patient to the hospital collided with a car, leaving five people injured, including paramedics and that patient.
The Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue truck rolled over on its side and slid several feet after colliding with a Volkswagen Jetta at the intersection of Davie Boulevard and Southwest 15th Avenue, about 10 minutes before noon Wednesday.
Colleagues from FTL Fire Rescue responded to the scene minutes later.
Jan Catala saw the accident happen. "[The] fire truck was coming, lights and siren, and this car came out of nowhere," she said. "She was coming from the street, but you could hear the fire trucks coming from a distance, so I don't know. She couldn't hear them coming? I don't understand."
Ashley Bedter, another witness, offered, "The bridge was up. There was traffic everywhere, so I guess she didn't see the fire rescue."
Five people, including two firefighters and the another civilian riding along with the patient inside the ambulance, as well as the driver of the Jetta, were taken to Broward Health Medical Center.
The patient was originally being transported for chest pains.
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