2 crewmembers injured in private ambulance crash in Chicago

The Elite Ambulance rig was flipped on its side in the collision

Sarah Freishtat
Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — A collision caused two employees of a private ambulance service to be sent to a hospital after their ambulance was tipped on its side during a crash with a car on the Northwest Side, officials said.

A Ford Fusion, heading east, struck the ambulance, heading south, in the intersection of Addison Street and Kimball Avenue shortly after 8 p.m., according to a police media notification.

There were no patients in the ambulance, from the Elite Ambulance company, at the time of the collision, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt said.

The two employees, a man in his 20s and a woman in her 40s, were in good condition and were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, officials said.

The driver of the Fusion, 23, declined to be taken to a hospital, according to police.

The cause of the wreck was not clear, but Chicago police were investigating.


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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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