Ambulance overturned

This ambulance overturned when it was involved in a traffic collision in San Bernardino.  (Contributed photo by San Bernardino County Fire Department)

Four people were hurt when an ambulance was involved in a two-vehicle traffic collision in San Bernardino on Aug. 8, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department.

At about 9:40 a.m., San Bernardino County Fire Medic Ambulance 26 (MA26) was involved in the accident at the intersection of 40th Street and N. Waterman Avenue.

MA26, stationed in Twin Peaks, was transporting a patient Code 3 (lights and sirens) to a San Bernardino hospital when the crash occurred at the intersection, causing the ambulance to roll on its side. Following the collision, crews notified dispatch and requested assistance, then immediately rendered aid to injured parties.

Additional San Bernardino County Fire crews responded and continued rendering medical aid.

Firefighter Paramedics provided medical assistance to the initial ambulance patient, two SBCoFD ambulance operators, and sole occupant/driver of the other vehicle involved in the collision. All four were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Ambulance personnel and the patient were in restraints and seat belts at the time of the incident. It is unknown if the other driver was wearing a seat belt.

The accident is under investigation by the San Bernardino Police Department.

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