Chicago Fire Department Ambulance 89 traffic crash 74th & Morgan

Fire department personnel look over the damage to Ambulance 89 this afternoon at 74th & Morgan. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department Ambulance 89 traffic crash 74th & Morgan

An SUV collided with Chicago Ambulance 89 this afternoon at 74th & Morgan as the ambulance was en route to the hospital with a patient and two family members. Tim Olk photo

Six people were injured this afternoon including two Chicago EMTs when Chicago Ambulance 89 was involved in a collision with an SUV at 74th and Morgan. Both vehicles had extensive damage and the occupant of the SUV had to be extricated from the vehicle.

None of the injuries were considered life-threatening, but all six people were taken to area hospitals, officials said. Most of the victims were alert and talking to medical personnel at the scene, fire department spokesman Larry Langford said.

The basic life support ambulance carried five people when it collided with a vehicle in the 7400 block of Morgan Street about 2 p.m., Langford said. The ambulance had its lights and siren on at the time of the crash, he added.

One EMT drove the ambulance, while another was in the rear with a patient and two relatives, Langford said. He didn’t know what the patient’s malady was.

The Chicago Tribune has an article HERE with a scene photo.

Tim Olk was on the scene after the patients were removed and submitted several images. More images can be seen HERE.

Chicago Fire Department Ambulance 89 traffic crash 74th & Morgan

Ambulance 89 sustained significant damage resulting from a collision with an SUV this afternoon. All occupants of the ambulance and the driver of the SUV were transported to various hospitals. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. Tim Olk photo

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Chicago Fire Department Ambulance 89 traffic crash 74th & Morgan

The drivers side of the ambulance suffered the impact of the collision. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department Ambulance 89 traffic crash 74th & Morgan

The SUV collided with the ambulance before coming to rest against a traffic light on the corner. The SUV required a 'door pop' to get the driver out. Tim Olk photo

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