Six people, including two Chicago Fire Department paramedics and a police officer, were injured early Tuesday morning when a car allegedly ran a stop sign and collided with an ambulance.
The ambulance, which was transporting a patient and had its emergency lights activated, was headed south on Richmond when a sport utility vehicle, heading west on Granville, failed to stop, according to Chicago Police news affairs.
The driver of the ambulance was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, with injuries described by the Chicago Sun-Times as “serious.” A paramedic and a police officer, who were in the back of the ambulance, were described as suffering from non-life-threatening injuries, according to Chicago police. The patient who was being transported was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital with injuries described as “serious,” police said.
The driver and passenger of the SUV were also transported to the Illinois Masonic Hospital with non-life threatening injuries at the time of the incident, police said.
The driver of the SUV, whose name had not yet been released Tuesday afternoon, was cited for, among other things, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving an uninsured motor vehicle, and failure to obey a stop sign, Chicago police said.
The accident is still under investigation, police said.