A 4-VEHICLE CRASH THAT INCLUDED AN AMBULANCE left one person in critical condition and four others injured. The wreck took place in Shelby County, just outside Memphis, on Friday morning around 7:20 am. The AMR ambulance was driving to a fueling station and while waiting to make a left turn got caught up in the crash sequence.
The Memphis Commercial-Appeal reports:
A 2006 Nissan heading west on North Watkins ran a red light at Thomas, according to a preliminary police investigation. A white GMC pickup traveling south on Thomas collided with the side of the Nissan, which became airborne and struck the Rural Metro ambulance and a 1995 Ford Taurus stopped in traffic on Watkins, police said.The 50-year-old man driving the Nissan was taken to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis in critical condition and a 9-year-old boy who was a passenger in the Ford Taurus, along with the man driving the GMC pickup were all transported to hospitals in noncritical condition, police said.
The driver and the paramedic on the ambulance both had to be extricated by the FD and were also transported for minor injuries.
WREG-TV Ch. 3 posted this video report from the scene: