6 Hospitalized after Ambulance Collides with Van
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California (April 25, 2016) – Seven were injured in a crash involving an ambulance on Friday afternoon, according to KTLA. (map)
Orange County Fire Authority said the collision took place at Euclid Street and Warner Avenue about 1:40 p.m.
A statement released by Fountain Valley police said the van was traveling west on Warner Avenue when at the same time the ambulance was going south on Euclid Street with its lights and sirens activated.
The emergency vehicle then attempted to travel through the intersection when it collided with the van.
As per the article, Fountain Valley Fire Department affirmed six people were hospitalized following the crash. Two victims were rushed to UC Irvine Medical Center, and two others were taken to Fountain Valley Regional Hospital for treatment.
It was not immediately known where the sixth patient was transported. The seventh person was treated for minor injuries and then released at the scene.
Five of the wounded parties, two EMTs, one firefighter-paramedic and one patient, were in the ambulance at the time of the accident. Meanwhile, most of those hospitalized victims were listed in moderate condition.
Impairment did not appear to have played a part in the incident which is under investigation.
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