A Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance responding to a call for service was struck by a vehicle in the Central City area of Los Angeles, sending three people to a hospital, police said Monday.
The accident happened at Sixteenth and Main streets around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, said Sgt. Rares Isai of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division.
“There was no patient in the back of the ambulance,” which was responding to a call for service, Isai said. “The driver of the vehicle failed to yield” and “the ambulance was hit and pushed onto a sidewalk.”
One person from the civilian vehicle was transported to California Hospital with minor injuries and the paramedics were transported to the same facility to be checked by doctors as a precaution, Isai said.
—City News Service