Ambulance carrying gunshot victim collides with another vehicle in Columbia

Thursday, April 29, 2010 | 3:58 p.m. CDT; updated 4:04 p.m. CDT, Thursday, April 29, 2010
An ambulance from Southland County Hospital in Memphis, Mo., is pulled up an embankment off Stadium Boulevard at the intersection with Old 63 on Thursday. The ambulance was transporting a gunshot victim from Memphis to University Hospital for additional treatment. It was traveling with its lights and sirens on when it hit a black Honda Civic that was in the intersection, officials said. No one in the ambulance was injured. The gunshot victim was transported to University Hospital.

COLUMBIA — A collision involving an ambulance and another vehicle that sent the ambulance speeding off the road and over a ravine should serve as a cautionary tale to drivers, said Columbia Fire Captain Eric Hartman.

 The collision was called in this afternoon at 1:07 after an ambulance from Scotland County hit another vehicle on Old 63. The ambulance, which had its sirens on, was sent over a ravine. There were no serious injuries, but the driver of the other vehicle was taken to Boone Hospital Center with minor injuries.

The Scotland County ambulance was transporting a gunshot victim to University Hospital for further treatment when it went off the road. No one in the ambulance was injured. The gunshot victim was picked up by a Columbia ambulance and transported to University Hospital, Hartman said.




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