Saturday, July 21, 2012
Will Kane and Vivian HoAn ambulance responding to a San Francisco medical call collided with a Volkswagen sedan and flipped on its side Friday afternoon, sending two people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.
The injured, an ambulance intern and the driver of the sedan, were among four people involved in the crash at the intersection of 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue at 12:15 p.m., said Fire Department Capt. Jeanne Seyler.
No patient was in the ambulance at the time of the crash.
The ambulance was traveling east on 16th with lights and sirens on when it collided with the white sedan, which was traveling south on South Van Ness, said police Capt. Robert Moser.
It is unclear how the two collided, but the sedan did not run a red light, Moser said.
David Scott, who works at a nearby Hyundai dealership, said he heard the sirens and then a crash and a scraping noise.
As Scott ran to the scene, he said the ambulance attendants seemed calm.
"All the windows (of the ambulance) were blown through, I was in shock," Scott said.
The ambulance is owned and operated by American Medical Response, Seyler said.