Search by Category
Search by Manufacturer
Join our mailing list!
Thanks! You've been successfully signed up for the BTU newsletter!
Ambulance collides with car on way to Va. explosion scene
By Dan Parsons
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — An elderly Newport News man was in fair condition Sunday at a local hospital after a traffic accident involving an ambulance that was responding to a Sunday morning explosion at Flora D. Crittenden Middle School.
At about 7:30 a.m., the ambulance, with lights and sirens activated, was traveling south on Winston Avenue as part of a second alarm response to the explosion that injured eight workers at the school about 7 a.m. Two medics — a driver and a passenger — were onboard, said Officer Harold Eley, a Newport News police spokesman.
When the ambulance tried to turn left into the northbound lanes of Jefferson Avenue, a maroon Ford Taurus pulled into its path, Eley said. The ambulance slammed into the center of the car's driver side, pinning the 75-year-old driver inside, Eley said.