SKOKIE, Ill. (WLS) — A Skokie Fire Department ambulance was involved in a crash Saturday morning while transporting a patient in cardiac arrest to the hospital, police said.
The ambulance had its emergency lights and sirens activated when it collided with another vehicle near Gross Point and Golf Road, according to Sgt. John Oakley with the Skokie Police Department.
That patient died at Skokie Hospital, police said.
The attending doctor told police they do not believe the accident contributed to the patient not surviving.
“There’s damage to the ambulance and the other car that was involved but I wouldn’t consider it major damage,” said Endre.
The Major Crash Assistance Team is conducting an accident investigation due to the unique circumstances, police said.