Hudson Falls police have released more details about the circumstances of a Saturday ambulance crash, which injured four people including a patient.
The accident happened about 5:45 p.m. when an ambulance owned by the Fort Edward Rescue Squad struck a utility pole on John Street in Hudson Falls.
The driver, John Ruthosky, told officers that he had emergency lights and sirens on. He was making a right turn from Allen Street to John Street when he oversteered the vehicle off the roadway, hitting a utility pole, according to a news release.
The patient who was in the ambulance was transported to Glens Falls Hospital by Granville EMS and experienced back and shoulder pain because of the crash, police said.
Hudson Falls police were assisted at the scene by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Moreau EMS, Granville EMS and the Glens Falls, Fort Edward and Hudson Falls fire departments.
Fort Edward Rescue Squad Capt. Andrew Call said the ambulance involved has been taken to a repair shop. A neighboring EMS agency was able to provide a loaner ambulance until Fort Edward can obtain one.
“It has not affected any service,” he said.