Ambulance Flips Over, Hits Pole in Abington

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013  |  Updated 10:11 PM EDT
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Ambulance Flips Over, Hits Pole

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An ambulance driver had to be taken to the hospital after the emergecy vehicle flipped over and hit a telephone pole in Montgomery County.

The crash happened at Old York Road and Maplewood Avenue in Abington Township, Pa. around 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to Montgomery County emergency dispatchers.

The ambulance was traveling in the northbound lanes of Old York Road when it flipped and hit a telephone pole, bringing wires down. No other vehicles were involved.

The driver of the ambulance suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. There was not a patient inside the ambulance, officials say. Officials also say a second person suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the accident.

Old York Road was closed between Moreland and Welsh Roads for several hours. It finally reopened around 10 p.m.

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