A traffic accident that took place at 1:47 p.m. involved an ambulance that was taking a patient to the hospital. In that incident, an ambulance from Fort Ashby, W.Va., and a four-door vehicle collided on Canal Parkway, near Ford Avenue. Police said a 1998 Ford car was turning from River Avenue when it struck the ambulance as it drove by, causing only minor damage to both vehicles.
Dunn said the patient, who was listed as ”priority two” status, did not sustain “any apparent injuries from the vehicle accident.” An ambulance from the city fire department responded to the scene and took the patient to Memorial Hospital for treatment. The Fort Ashby ambulance crew had to stay at the scene while the investigation took place, Dunn said.
A spokesman with the Fort Ashby Volunteer Fire Company said the ambulance is a 2000 Wheeled Coach, attached to a Ford chassis. The damage to the ambulance occurred on the passenger side, and did not place it out of service. It looks “mostly superficial,” he added.