Ambulance slams into ambulance in New York, crash caught on video

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Sunday, August 11, 2019
Ambulance slams into ambulance, crash caught on video
Ambulance slams into ambulance, crash caught on video. Watch this report from Action News Mornings on August 11, 2019.

NEW YORK -- Ambulance workers themselves needed ambulances after two of their medical vehicles crashed in the Bronx.

Fire department officials say four emergency workers were injured and needed medical attention Saturday afternoon when one of the ambulances plowed into the other at an intersection in the Mott Haven neighborhood.

The impact overturned the second ambulance, trapping two EMS workers.

Surveillance video from the scene showed the ambulance that was struck flipping onto its side and slamming into a street sign and a parked vehicle.

There were no patients in either ambulance.

The emergency medical workers were taken to Lincoln Hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident snarled traffic from the Bronx to Manhattan's East Side.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. The ambulances were responding to an emergency call.