Ambulance overturns in New York, leaving 95-year-old dead, 9 injured, police say


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FLATLANDS, N.Y. (WPIX) — A 95-year-old woman being transported by ambulance is dead, and nine people were injured after a collision involving an EMS vehicle in New York on Sunday, according to the New York Police Department.

Authorities received a trauma call at 3:01 p.m. in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn, New York City Fire Department officials said.

According to police, the EMS vehicle was transporting the woman, who had a heart condition, when it collided with a 2002 Nissan Maxima.

The woman, whose identity had not been released, was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Officials said the ambulance, which was driving through a red traffic light with its lights and sirens on, struck the Nissan’s front bumper on the passenger side, causing the ambulance to rotate clockwise and then roll over onto the driver’s side, officials said.

As the ambulance was sliding to a stop on its side, it struck a third vehicle, a Toyota Camry, that was stopped at an intersection waiting for the light to turn, authorities said.

According to officials, the ambulance driver and six ambulance workers and the Nissan’s driver and passenger were hospitalized and treated for minor injuries.

The driver and a passenger in the Toyota refused medical attention at the scene, police said.

Police said it was unknown at this time if there is any criminality involved. An accident investigation remained ongoing early Monday.

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