Ambulance In Transport Hits Car In Waite Park, No Injuries

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – An ambulance transporting a patient to St. Cloud Hospital was involved in an accident in Waite Park Thursday morning, according to the Waite Park Police Department.

Authorities said the incident happened at about 9:56 a.m. at the intersection of County Road 75 and 28th Avenue. The ambulance was traveling eastbound on County Road 75 with its red lights and siren on, transporting a patient to St. Cloud Hospital.

The ambulance entered the intersection when it hit a car being driven by a Hanover man who was making a left turn from 28th Avenue onto westbound County Road 75. The man was traveling through the intersection with a green light at the time of the accident.

Minnesota driving laws state that motorists must either pull off the road or maneuver their vehicle to create a clear path for emergency vehicles when their lights and sirens are on.

Authorities called in another ambulance to complete the transport of the patient to St. Cloud Hospital. The driver of the ambulance, the patient and the patient’s husband were not injured in the crash. The man hit by the ambulance also was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation by the Waite Park Police Department.


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