LITCHFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A Litchfield ambulance was en route to respond to a medical call when it was involved in a shipwreck and rolled its vehicle onto its roof.
According to Litchfield Fire Department Ambulance, at approximately 12:46 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, 817 ambulance responded from Westside Fire Station heading north on old Route 66 to assist 816 ambulance on medical call.
Officials said the 817 ambulance approached the Sargent Street intersection with lights and siren activated, it collided with a passenger car which caused the ambulance to overturn as it landed on its roof in the parking lot at the northwest corner of the intersection coming to rest on an unoccupied one. parked vehicle.
The two ambulance paramedics were able to extricate themselves, informing the county dispatcher that they were involved in an accident requesting assistance, and immediately began treating the driver of the passenger vehicle .
Authorities report there were no patients in Ambulance 817 at the time of the collision.
The driver of the passenger vehicle was extracted by additional personnel and apparatus who arrived at the scene and was transported by the Gillespie Benld area ambulance, which was requested for mutual aid, to St Francis Hospital .
The two Litchfield Fire Department paramedics involved in the accident were taken to St Francis Hospital for assessment and treatment for minor injuries, officials said, both have since been released.
Illinois State Police District 18 is addressing and investigating the cause of the crash.
Other agencies at the scene include Litchfield Police, Illinois State Police, Illinois Secretary of State Police and Gillespie Benld Ambulance.