Medic hospitalized in Springfield ambulance crash

A Springfield Fire Division ambulance was transporting a patient to Springfield Regional Medical Center when it collided with a car Saturday evening, according to dispatchers.

The crash occurred around 9:45 p.m. Saturday night at the intersection of Selma Road and South Limestone Street.

Dispatchers said the ambulance was northbound on South Limestone Street when a car turning south on Selma Road came into its path.

The drivers of both vehicles claimed to have had a green light at the time of the crash, according to dispatchers.

The patient in the ambulance at the time of the crash was taken by another unit to Springfield Regional Medical Center.

A medic in the crashed ambulance was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Dispatchers said no citations were issued and an investigation is underway.

UPDATE @ 11:15 p.m. (Aug. 27)

A Springfield Fire Division ambulance was transporting a patient tonight when it was involved in a crash, Springfield police said.

A second medic unit was called for the patient, but it’s not clear whether there were any other injuries in the crash reported sometime before 9:45 p.m. at Spring and Pleasant streets.

FIRST REPORT (Aug. 27)

A Springfield medic unit was involved tonight in an injury crash.

The crash was reported just before 9:45 p.m. at Spring and Pleasant streets in the city.

Injuries were reported in the crash, but it’s not clear whether the medic unit had a patient or whether the crash caused injuries. Springfield police also were responding to the crash, police said.

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