5 Injured After Accident Involving Ambulance

Five people have been hospitalized after an accident involving two cars and an ambulance in North Philadelphia

By Lauren DiSanto
|  Sunday, Mar 4, 2012  |  Updated 9:22 PM EDT
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An ambulance that was transporting a 79-year-old man is involved in an accident at 20th and Olney, near LaSalle University. At least two other cars were involved. Five people were injured and taken to the hospital. NBC10's Cydney Long has the latest on their conditions.

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An ambulance that was transporting a 79-year-old man is involved in an accident at 20th and Olney, near LaSalle University. At least two other cars were involved. Five people were injured and taken to the hospital. NBC10's Cydney Long has the latest on their conditions.

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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.

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