Detroit ambulance crash injures 2 medics and 3 civilians

A car didn't yield at an intersection to the ambulance that was travelling with lights and sirens activated

By Elisha Anderson
Detroit Free Press

DETROIT — A car hit an ambulance on Detroit’s west side Tuesday resulting in injuries to people in both vehicles, officials said.

Medics were headed to the hospital with a patient when the crash happened just after 11 a.m. at West McNichols and Schaefer, police said.

The impact of the crash caused the ambulance to strike an electrical pole and five people were taken to the hospital, officials said.

Two EMS providers were being treated for nonlife-threatening injuries, said Detroit mayoral spokesman John Roach. The driver and passenger of the other vehicle also were taken to the hospital, and another EMS unit transported the patient to the hospital, he said.

Police said the accident remains under investigation.

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