5 people taken to hospital after car collides with ambulance in Vancouver

May 21 2019, 7:20 pm

Five people were taken to hospital, and Vancouver Police are investigating after a collision between a car and an ambulance late on Monday night.

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According to VPD Const. Steve Addison, the incident took place around 11 pm at Oak Street and 12th Avenue.

“Investigators believe the ambulance was travelling north on Oak Street with lights and sirens activated, when it entered the intersection and was stuck by a grey Honda Civic that was heading east on 12th Avenue,” said Addison.

He told Daily Hive the force of the collision pushed the ambulance into a third vehicle.

Following the collision, five people taken to hospital for “precautionary measures,” Addison said.

This included three paramedics, the patient they were transporting, and the driver of the grey Honda.

At this point, the incident is still under investigation, and Addison said there are no further details to share at this time.

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