4 injured in Mass. ambulance crash

Two paramedics, a patient and another driver went to the hospital after the crash between a Brewster Ambulance rig and a car Sunday night


By Laura French

BROCKTON, Mass. — Two Massachusetts paramedics, a patient and another driver were injured in a collision between an ambulance and a car on Sunday night. 

According to Brockton Police, the Brewster Ambulance crew was transporting a patient from a separate vehicle crash that occurred about 15 minutes earlier when the rig struck a car that pulled out in front of it, The Enterprise reported. The rig had its lights and sirens activated at the time of the collision, police said. 

One paramedic, the initial patient and the driver of the car were transported to the hospital in additional ambulances. The paramedic who was driving the ambulance at the time of the crash went to the hospital on his own for evaluation, police said. None of the injures were reported to be life-threatening. 

The driver of the car said she didn't see the ambulance coming, authorities said. She was cited for failure to yield, obstructing an emergency vehicle and unsafe operation of a motor vehicle. 

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