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Video: Speeding minivan crashes into D.C. ambulance

A driver was critically injured after his minivan crashed into an ambulance responding to a call


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By Bill Carey

WASHINGTON — One person was critically injured after the van he was driving crashed into a District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department ambulance Wednesday morning.

Surveillance video of the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Farragut Street NW shows the ambulance traveling through the intersection and a minivan traveling in the opposite direction of the ambulance, NBC Washington reported.

In the video, the minivan crosses the center line and strikes the ambulance. Both vehicles came to rest suffering significant damage.

Fire and EMS department spokesperson Vitto Maggiolo said the driver of the minivan had to be extricated by firefighters. He was transported to a hospital in critical condition.

The two medics in the ambulance were also transported to a hospital and evaluated. The ambulance was responding to a call when the collision occurred. There was no patient in the ambulance.

NBC Washington reported that public vehicle registration records show that the minivan driver has been issued at least 17 speeding tickets in the past several months and more than $2,400 of the tickets are unpaid.