Houston EMT injured after ambulance collision with delivery truck

Police say a Frito Lay Cheetos truck crashed into the ambulance, which had its lights and sirens activated, after driving through a green light

By Laura French

HOUSTON — A Houston Fire Department ambulance was struck by a delivery truck while en route to a call on Monday, officials say. 

The ambulance had its lights and sirens activated when it was hit by the Frito Lay Cheetos truck at around 3:42 a.m., according to Click 2 Houston. Police said the collision occurred after the truck drove through a green light. 

The collision caused the ambulance to be pushed into oncoming traffic, striking a car. 

An EMT suffered minor injuries after being struck by shattered glass in the crash but was not transported to the hospital, officials said. The cause of the crash is under investigation and authorities are working to determine whether the truck yielded to the ambulance and if the ambulance personnel followed protocol. 

Police also said that weather conditions may have been a factor in the crash. 


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