Six people received injuries when a van collided with an ambulance in Fountain Valley on Friday afternoon April 22. The van was traveling east on Warn
Six people received injuries when a van collided with an ambulance in Fountain Valley on Friday afternoon April 22. The van was traveling east on Warner Avenue when it impacted a Care ambulance, which was rushing to answer an emergency 911 call. The ambulance’s flashing emergency lights and siren were in operation which is the standard operating procedure for an ambulance on route to a pick-up according to a report issued by Lt. Matt Shepard, who was at the scene of the accident. The accident took place near the intersection of Euclid Street and Warner Avenue at approximately 2:50 p.m.
The van was traveling east on Warner Avenue when the collision occurred. Five passengers inside the van and the driver were slightly injured. The ambulance was overturned as a result of the accident. Lt. Sheppard did not know if any of the accident victims inside the ambulance were being transported. All the injured were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Personnel arrived from Orange County Fire Authority, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, and Fountain Valley Fire Department. The accident is currently under investigation.
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