An effort to transport a patient to a San Antonio hospital came to a crashing halt for a city EMS ambulance.
The ambulance slammed into an SUV after that vehicle sideswiped a car, police said.
Officers at the scene said the driver of the SUV apparently fell asleep while driving eastbound on Culebra near Alamo Downs around 3 a.m. Saturday. Police said the driver crossed the center stripe and sideswiped a westbound car.
The EMS driver saw the wreck but couldn’t avoid crashing into the SUV, police said.
The EMS crew and the patient being transported were all taken to the hospital following the crash. Police said fire crews had to cut the SUV driver out of his mangled vehicle.
He also was taken to the hospital.
The EMS ambulance was badly damaged in the collision.
Police are now investigating the wreck.