IOUX CITY — One person was hurt Wednesday after an SUV struck an ambulance that was transporting a patient through downtown Sioux City.

The Ponca, Nebraska, ambulance was eastbound on Fifth Street with its lights and siren activated and driving through a red light at Nebraska Street on the way to MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center at 10:39 a.m., when a woman driving a Nissan Rogue SUV north on Nebraska Street struck the ambulance broadside in the intersection.

According to a Sioux City Police accident report, the woman said she heard the siren, but did not see the ambulance until it was too late. She was not injured.
Sioux City Community Policing Sgt. Tom Gill said the patient inside the ambulance was not injured, but was transferred to a Sioux City Fire Rescue ambulance to finish the patient’s transport to MercyOne. A person who was riding in the ambulance with the patient had minor injuries.

The SUV was totaled, and damage to the ambulance was estimated at $3,000.