Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Three people went to the hospital after an ambulance crash Sunday in southern Leavenworth County, according to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol.
The crash was reported at 11:58 a.m. Sunday south of Basehor on Interstate 70. The ambulance had been traveling west. The crew was en route to a call.
It’s unclear from the KHP report whether the ambulance crew members work for Leavenworth County EMS. A call to the local EMS director was not immediately returned Monday.
The ambulance reportedly began hydroplaning and the driver, a 23-year-old Merriam man, lost control. The ambulance struck the inside barrier wall head-on and came to rest on the outside shoulder, according to the report.
The driver and the other two occupants, a 41-year-old Lawrence man and a 40-year-old Overland Park woman, were taken to the hospital by private vehicle. All three had been wearing seat belts, according to the report.