On Emergency Response
A DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GEORGIA, ambulance was responding to an emergency call in Albany Wednesday morning when an automobile made a turn into the path of the ambulance.
The resulting crash sent both vehicles off the road into a wide median where they each crashed into their own trees.
Corporal Jon Segroves with the Albany Police Department says that 85-year-old Dorothy Peters was travelling on Stuart Avenue in a white Toyota Avalon and took a left turn in front of an ambulance travelling with their lights and sirens activated, instead of yielding.
Segroves says that Peters suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
Officials say that 45-year-old Bobby Spencer and 32-year-old James Dale were in the ambulance but no patient was present at the time of the accident. Neither suffered injuries, but were shaken up from the accident. Both went to the hospital for further evaluation as well.
Peters has been charged with failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.
WALB-TV filed the video report:
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