Five people have been hospitalized after an accident involving two cars and a Lifestar ambulance in North Philadelphia.
The accident happened at the intersection of 20th Street and Olney Avenue, near the campus of LaSalle University at around 9:45 a.m. Sunday.
The ambulance was traveling eastbound on Olney with its lights and sirens on, as it approached the light which was red, it collided into a Mercury Sable that was traveling on 20th Street with a green light. The Sable then slammed into a Dodge Durango, which was stopped at the light on Olney, according to police.
Investigators say that the private ambulance was transporting a 80-year-old man to a hospital at the time of the accident. The ambulance flipped on its side as a result of the collision.
Four other people were transported to hospitals from the two cars. The ages of those victims range from 21-80. All are listed in stable condition, along with the 80-year-old man who was riding inside the ambulance.
An investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing. No charges have been filed.