Patient dead, 4 injured after Fla. ambulance crash with county bus

Florida Highway Patrol officials say the private ambulance crashed into the Martin County bus while transporting a 77-year-old patient


By Laura French

STUART, Fla. — A patient died and four others were injured after an ambulance crash with a Florida county transit bus Friday night, officials say. 

The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the private ambulance was transporting a 77-year-old patient when it crashed into the Martin County bus and then struck a parked pickup truck, according to the Palm Beach Post

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash between a private ambulance carrying a patient and a Martin County bus. The patient was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash and four others were injured, including two ambulance crewmembers. (Photo/Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles)
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash between a private ambulance carrying a patient and a Martin County bus. The patient was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash and four others were injured, including two ambulance crewmembers. (Photo/Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles)

The patient was pronounced dead at the scene and two ambulance crewmembers, the bus driver and a bus passenger sustained minor injuries, officials said. 

Highway patrol officials are investigating the crash. Officials said it has not been determined whether the crash caused the patient's death. 

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