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.