PARKS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Five people were rushed to area hospitals after a car collided with an ambulance in Armstrong County.
A 24-year-old woman was driving the Volkswagen. Her 30-year old husband was the passenger. They were trying to make a left hand turn from Penn Avenue in Parks Township near their home onto River Road. Witnesses say the car stopped at the stop sign, but then continued to pull into the path of the ambulance.
The Volkswagen was mangled beyond recognition. The front of the ambulance was smashed.
The driver, an EMT and a patient in the ambulance were all injured. The patient in the ambulance was being transported to a routine dialysis appointment, so it was not speeding and the lights were not activated.
The people in the ambulance were able to get out on their own. The driver and other EMT were taken to Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights. The patient was taken to Armstrong Memorial Hospital in Kittanning.
The husband and wife in the Volkswagen had to be pulled from the wreckage. Firefighters had to cut off the roof and the doors of the car. The woman was flown to UPMC Presby. Her husband was taken by ambulance.
A small fire had to be put out under the hood of the ambulance. No flames were reported, but rather heavy smoke.
No word on the names of the victims or the extent of their injuries just yet, but no fatalities have been reported thus far.