AMBULANCE STRIKES DOT SNOW PLOW TRUCK – MICHIGAN

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI — Injuries were reported in a Kalamazoo County crash between a Life EMS ambulance and a Michigan Department of Transportation plow truck, police said.

The crash happened during the morning of Friday, March 10, on the Interstate 94 business loop near the intersection of Sprinkle Road, Kalamazoo Township Police Chief Bryan Ergang told MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette.

Injuries were reported in the crash, Ergang said. A baby was on board along with another patient and five ambulance personnel, he said.

Officers are working to determine the specific location of the plow truck and who may be at fault, Ergang said.
The plow truck was on the side of the road, he said, and police are trying to determine specifically where it was in relation to the road and shoulder and whether it was partially in the road or not. They are also looking into what lights were on or off at the time of the crash, he said.
Nick Schirripa, Michigan Department of Transportation spokesman for the Southwest Region, said the plow truck was on the side of the road with its wing plows folded up on the side of the truck when the crash happened. Wing plows can be lowered to plow snow and lifted when not in use.
He said the truck was on the inside shoulder with lights on and wing plows up when the crash occurred.
MDOT will do some investigating, he said, though they rely primarily on the police account of the crash.
The plow operator was unharmed and there was minor damage to the plow truck, he said.
“We’ll obviously wait for the police report before we make any final assessments,” Schirripa said.
There was no indication of drugs or alcohol use, Ergang said.
A spokesperson for Life EMS said the vehicle was operated by the company and declined to comment further, saying they did not have any details to provide at this early stage. The vehicle was involved in a transport, the spokesperson said.