BRIDGEPORT — Six people went to the hospital Tuesday after an ambulance carrying a patient collided with a sport utility vehicle carrying a man, a woman and a child, officials said.
The details of the crash were unclear, with the matter still under investigation and a police report not yet filed, but police and fire officials said the ambulance was on its way to a hospital shortly after 11 a.m. when it collided with the SUV at the intersection of Wayne and Merritt streets.
The SUV’s driver and male passenger were hurt, as were both medics in the ambulance and the patient in the back, Assistant Fire Chief Ivan Fossesigurani said.
The SUV flew over a small wall into a yard and crashed into the chimney of a nearby house. The chimney was undamaged, but the car was "heavily damaged," he said.
Deputy Police Chief Brian McCarthy said a 1-year-old girl in the SUV was riding in a car seat and unhurt, but taken for a medical check nonetheless.
The other occupants of the SUV and the three in the ambulance all sustained non-life-threatening injuries, he said.
The accident investigation team from the Trumbull Police Department helped with the crash reconstruction because they have special equipment used for on-scene schematics, McCarthy said.
He said the incident was still under investigation Tuesday night and that police would release more information Wednesday.