2 firefighters, 2 paramedics injured in crash transporting shooting victim

Police say a woman struck the back of the ambulance occupied by a critical patient and four Cleveland first responders


Kaylee Remington
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Two firefighters and two paramedics were injured in an early Saturday morning crash trying to drive a shooting victim to the hospital, police say.

The crash happened about 12:15 a.m., at the intersection of East 152nd Street and Woodworth Avenue, Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said. The 20-year-man being taken to the hospital was shot at East 152nd Street and Lakeshore Boulevard, about two miles north from the crash site.

Two firefighters and two paramedics were injured Saturday after police say a woman struck the back of a Cleveland ambulance, causing it to rotate, hit another vehicle and then crash into a utility pole. (Photo/Tim1965, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0)
Two firefighters and two paramedics were injured Saturday after police say a woman struck the back of a Cleveland ambulance, causing it to rotate, hit another vehicle and then crash into a utility pole. (Photo/Tim1965, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0)

A firefighter drove the ambulance while another firefighter and two paramedics were in the back of the ambulance as the man’s condition was critical, police said.

A woman driving a 2016 Kia Sorento was driving west on Woodworth Avenue when she struck the ambulance, which was heading south on East 152nd with its emergency lights on, police said.

She struck the left rear part of the ambulance. The ambulance rotate, almost flipped over and struck a 2011 Honda CR-V that was stopped at the intersection, police said.

The ambulance went off the side of the road and struck a utility pole.

The crash is under investigation. Police did not release the current conditions of everyone involved.

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