Patient killed, 2 injured after ambulance collides with semi
The elderly man was being transported from the hospital to his home when the ambulance collided with a tractor trailer in white-out conditions
BUFFALO, N.Y. — An elderly man being transported home from the hospital in a Rural/Metro ambulance suffered fatal injuries after the ambulance collided head-on with a tractor trailer in whiteout conditions.
Police told WGRZ that they believe the Tuesday afternoon collision was weather-related.
Joseph Sangbush, 85, was killed in the collision. The EMT who was in the patient care compartment was injured. The truck driver, Canada resident Rubiann Kerkhof was taken to a hospital with major head trauma, reported WIVB.
"From what I understand, Rural/Metro was doing a home transport, and it did have a patient in the ambulance that was being transported from hospital to home," Jack Hazard, assistant fire chief of North Evans Fire Company, said.
The police investigation is continuing.
JUST IN: We just received photos from the crash that has closed Southwestern (Rt. 20). Ambulance & truck crashed. pic.twitter.com/ZHMRBGBJpw— News 4, WIVB-TV (@news4buffalo) January 12, 2016