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Mass. ambulance strikes man near school

The pedestrian sustained a serious head injury while the crew was transporting a patient


By Aaron Curtis
The Sun

LOWELL, Mass. — A 62-year-old man suffered a serious head injury when he was struck by an ambulance that was transporting a patient in the Lower Highlands neighborhood on Wednesday morning.

Emergency crews were called to the area of 300 Chelmsford St., near the Lincoln Elementary School, for reports of a pedestrian accident just before 8:15 a.m., according to Lowell Police Deputy Superintendent Mark LeBlanc.

Upon arrival, LeBlanc said police officers discovered the injured 62-year-old man, who was transported by ambulance to a Boston-area hospital for treatment.

A preliminary investigation determined the man was struck by the ambulance, which was operating with its emergency lights and siren activated, according to LeBlanc. At the time of the accident, LeBlanc said the ambulance was transporting a patient to an area hospital.

The Lowell Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Unit is investigating the incident.

Police were forced to shut down Chelmsford Street, between Lincoln and Nottingham streets, for approximately two hours while the on-scene investigation took place.


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