PLAINVIEW, NY — An ambulance taking a patient to Plainview Hospital collided with a car on an exit ramp of the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway.
The private ambulance crashed around 6:45 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Old Country Road and the exit ramp of the northbound lanes of the expressway, officials said.
Plainview firefighters used wood cribbing to stabilize the ambulance before they could remove the patient and emergency medical crews from the leaning ambulance. The patient was removed and a Plainview Fire Department ambulance took the patient to the hospital.
Both drivers and emergency crews in the private ambulance refused medical attention.
Old Country Road was closed in both directions while crews operated at the scene. The exit ramp from the expressway was also closed.