2 New Orleans paramedics injured in ambulance crash

Two paramedics with the Marrero-Harvey Fire Department were injured when their ambulance collided with another vehicle, overturning the rig


Michelle Hunter
NOLA Media Group, New Orleans

An ambulance overturned onto its side in a crash at the intersection of Ames Boulevard and Westbank Expressway in Marrero, Friday morning.

The crash occurred just about 11:30 a.m. as a West Jefferson Medical Center ambulance was headed to a call, according to authorities.

The injuries reported so far have been minor, said Trooper Monroe Dillon, a State Police spokesman.

Two paramedics from the ambulance were transported for treatment, according to officials with the Marrero-Harvey Fire Department.

A silver-colored sedan with extensive front-end damage sat just feet from the overturned ambulance, blocking a portion of the westbound lower expressway.

The driver of that vehicle was also transported, authorities said.

A maroon sedan was also involved in the crash when it was headed south on Ames Boulevard. It may have hit the ambulance once it flipped.

A maroon sedan was also involved in a crash in Marrero when it was headed south on Ames Boulevard.

Witnesses said a toddler was inside the maroon sedan at the time of the crash. The toddler was also taken to the hospital.

State Police troopers were on scene handling the crash investigation.

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