Ill. ambulance flips onto roof after intersection collision

The two injured Litchfield firefighter-paramedics extricated themselves and began treating the person in the passenger vehicle


By Leila Merrill

LITCHFIELD, Ill. — A Litchfield ambulance was responding to a call Wednesday with its lights and siren on when it collided with a car near an intersection, causing the ambulance to flip onto its roof and come to rest on an unoccupied parked vehicle.

Both firefighter-paramedics were able to extricate themselves, according to the Litchfield Fire Department.  

The two notified dispatchers, requested assistance and began treating the other driver.

The ambulance was not carrying a patient.

Additional personnel extricated the driver of the passenger vehicle. Gillespie Benld Area Ambulance, which was requested for mutual aid, transported the driver to St. Francis Hospital.

Both firefighter-paramedics were transported to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The crash is being investigated.

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