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Mich. ambulance crash injures mother, child

Tri-Hospital EMS CEO said that a paramedic’s quick reaction to the situation kept the collision from being head-on

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By Leila Merrill

PORT HURON, Mich. — A Jeep hit a Tri-Hospital EMS ambulance that was transporting a patient in Worth Township on Wednesday afternoon, the Port Huron Times Herald reported.

The Jeep crossed a centerline and hit the rig that was traveling in the opposite direction, according to the Sanilac County Sheriff Department.

The driver of the Jeep, who showed signs of intoxication, and her 4-year-old daughter were injured in the crash and transported to a hospital by Croswell EMS, the police said.

All the ambulance occupants — a patient, two paramedics and a student volunteer — were not hurt.

When the paramedic who was driving saw the Jeep swerving, he turned the rig so that the Jeep would hit it on the side instead of head-on, according to Tri-Hospital EMS CEO Ken Cummings.