1 injured in Iowa ambulance crash

The ambulance crew was responding to a 911 call at the time of the crash


Jeff Reinitz
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa

WATERLOO, Iowa — A crash involving a Waterloo ambulance sent one person to the hospital Tuesday night.

The Waterloo Fire Rescue ambulance was responding to a 911 call and was traveling north on West Ninth Street shortly before 8 p.m. when it was involved in a collision with a car that was crossing the intersection at Williston Avenue, according to a preliminary crash report.

The impact set off airbags in the ambulance and sent the vehicles into a utility pole on the corner.

The driver of the passenger car was taken to a local hospital for treatment by another ambulance. The ambulance crew wasn't seriously injured, according to fire department officials.

There were no patients aboard the ambulance at the time of the crash, according to fire officials.

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