2 injured after Mich. ambulance struck, flipped on its side

A witness said the ambulance had its sirens on when it was struck by another vehicle at an intersection


Marie Weidmayer
MLive.com, Walker, Mich.

BLACKMAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Two people had minor injuries when an ambulance rolled on its side during a crash Friday in Blackman Township.

A Jackson Community Ambulance rolled on its side near Laurence and Wildwood avenues about 11 a.m., Jan. 31, JCA spokesman Matt Rose said

A Jackson Community ambulance lays on its side after being struck by a black Dodge Ram at an intersection on Jan. 31, 2020. (Photo/Mikayla Carter, MLive.com)
A Jackson Community ambulance lays on its side after being struck by a black Dodge Ram at an intersection on Jan. 31, 2020. (Photo/Mikayla Carter, MLive.com)

The two people were taken to Henry Ford Allegiance Health by ambulance with minor injuries. One other person was treated and released at the scene, Rose said. No patients were in the ambulance at the time of the crash, he said.

Blackman-Leoni Department of Public Safety is investigating.

Two witnesses in a vehicle at the intersection said they heard an ambulance with full sirens on. When the light turned green, they waited for the ambulance driving north on Laurence Avenue to pass them, said Lori Ortiz of Jackson.

A black Dodge Ram driving west on Wildwood Avenue hit the ambulance, causing it to flip on its side, Ortiz said.

At first it appeared the ambulance wasn’t going to flip, but it did and skidded down the road, Karen Carney said. There was a loud bang as it flipped, they said.

“I’ve never heard anything so awful in my life,” Ortiz said.

———

©2020 MLive.com, Walker, Mich.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Recommended for you

Join the discussion

Copyright © 2020 ems1.com. All rights reserved.