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Florida Ambulance Rollover – 5 Injured

Two Victims Triaged Level 2 Trauma

A FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA FIRE Department ambulance was involved in a collision with a car Wednesday shortly before noon while it was transporting a patient.  The crash occurred shortly after noon today at an intersection and the impact caused the ambulance to roll onto its side and slide several feet farther.


Early reports say the there were five injured in the wreck including the patient.  Both EMT's were injued as well, one of them seriously.  Two auto passengers were also injured and transported with one of them listed as serious, too.

WSVN-TV filed this video report:


The Sun Sentinel reports:

"The impact was pretty severe," said Janet Catala, 41, who was stopped at the traffic light and watched the collision unfold before her eyes. "Lights and sirens were on, and everyone could hear them coming."

Rescue 47, eastbound for Broward Health Medical Center with the patient, apparently swerved as the northbound Volkswagen Passat approached from Southwest 15 Avenue, according to witness Ashley Better, 17.

The ambulance teetered, then fell onto its left side and skidded about 40 yards north in the westbound lanes of Davie Boulevard, said Better.

The ambulance was struck broadside by the car.  (TV 10)

The cause of the crash has not yet been determined.  It was at a controlled intersection, but no public report yet on which vehicle had the green.

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