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5 taken to hospital after crash causes ambulance to flip over in Van Buren Township

Police respond to crash scene at Ecorse Street, Haggerty Road

A Huron Valley Ambulance was involved in a crash on Jan. 4, 2019, in Van Buren Township. (WDIV)
A Huron Valley Ambulance was involved in a crash on Jan. 4, 2019, in Van Buren Township. (WDIV)

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Five people were taken to the hospital Friday after an ambulance flipped over due to a crash in Van Buren Township, according to police.

The crash happened around 1:05 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Ecorse Street and Haggerty Road.

The ambulance was taking a cardiac arrest patient to the hospital with two paramedics working on the patient and a Van Buren Township firefighter driving, according to Michigan State Police officials.

When the ambulance approached the intersection, the driver slowed to make sure it was clear, police said. When it drove into the intersection, the ambulance was struck by another vehicle, causing it to roll onto its side, police said.

Michigan State Police troopers responded to the scene, along with emergency medical officials.

Police said five people were taken to nearby hospitals. A paramedic who was in the back of the ambulance has a critical head injury, police said. The patient is still in critical condition due to cardiac arrest, officials said.

No additional information has been released.

Police are continuing to investigate the crash.

An ambulance was involved in a crash on Jan. 4, 2019, at the intersection of Ecorse Street and Haggerty Road in Van Buren Township. (WDIV)
An ambulance was involved in a crash on Jan. 4, 2019, at the intersection of Ecorse Street and Haggerty Road in Van Buren Township. (WDIV)

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