Car crashes into ambulance on I-10 East at Sheldon sending 6 to the hospital

Channel 2 News is reporting a collision between  a car and an ambulance that sent six injured people to the hospital. The crash happened just after 9:00am on Wednesday September 14 at the intersection of the Interstate 10 East feeder and Sheldon Road in Houston. A silver-gray Dodge Charger car crashed into the ambulance as the ambulance was responding to a call for another car accident. According to deputies, the car had the right-of-way in the intersection but the ambulance was responding to an emergency and had lights and sirens activated. Sergeant Mauro Alvardo with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said that every other car stopped at the intersection to allow the ambulance through the intersection, however the gray car proceeded through on a green light. A total of six injured people had to be transported to the hospital including three medics in the ambulance and a 4 and 5-year old. The driver of the gray car received a citation for failure to yield the right of way to the ambulance. The ambulance was broadsided in the accident and flipped over onto its side. ABC Channel 13’s story is available here.

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