A minivan with a family of five inside slammed into an ambulance rushing a patient to the hospital at a Philadelphia intersection Monday morning, sending the Philadelphia Fire Department medic unit onto its side.
The ambulance had a patient on board at the time of the crash shortly before 8 a.m. at Fox and Hunting Park avenues, in the city’s Nicetown section.
As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, medics could be seen responding to the van. Two adults and three children who were in the minivan at the time of the crash were taken to hospitals, where they were all in stable condition later Monday morning, NBC10's Matt DeLucia learned at the scene. The patient who was in the ambulance at the time was also in stable condition.
Two medics who were also on board the ambulance were taken to the hospital to be checked out.
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No word yet on an exact cause of the wreck but it appeared the van, which had front-end damage, crashed into the side of the ambulance.
"The lights and sirens were on," said Deputy Commissioner Jesse Wilson.
No word yet if any charges will be filed.
"There's significant damage to the medical unit at significant cost to the city of Philadelphia," said Wilson. "... I'm happy there's no serious injuries."