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January 31, 2011

3 injured in car, ambulance crash in Wash.

By Komo News

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — An emergency medical crew had to be taken to the hospital themselves after a car crashed into their ambulance Saturday night in Mount Vernon, the Washington State Patrol reported.

State troopers responded to the scene, Highway 536 at the intersection of North Baker Street, at about 10:35 p.m.

An investigation found that the ambulance, with a two-person crew, was headed west on Highway 536 as a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser was approaching from the east.

The PT Cruiser, driven by a 60-year-old La Conner man, suddenly turned left towards North Baker Street, crashing into the ambulance.

The driver and paramedic on the ambulance were taken to Skagit Valley Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the PT Cruiser was unhurt, but his 67-year-old female passenger sustained minor injuries and was also taken to the hospital.

Drugs or alcohol were believed to be a factor in the crash. Troopers are investigating whether to file charges against the driver of the PT Cruiser.

Republished with permission from Komo News