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DC ambulance struck near hospital. Car overturns, catches fire killing driver.

 

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IAFF Local 36 reports on Twitter that DC Fire & EMS Department Ambulance 25 was struck by this vehicle arpund 2:00 this afternoon at 13th Street and Southern Avenue, Southeast adjacent to United Medical Center. The vehicle in the picture overturned and caught fire. The driver is reported dead. Two firefighters aboard Ambulance 25 were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

More from Peter Hermann at The Washington Post:

Nearly two hours after the accident, authorities were unable to confirm many details. A  D.C. police spokesman said there was a “possible fatality.” Lon Walls, the communication director for the D.C. Fire Department, said a battalion chief at the scene reported one death.

Walls said a car struck an ambulance that was stopped at a red light. Two paramedics were taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries, according to Walls; the car that hit  their ambulance overturned and burst into flames, officials said.

A child who was trapped in one of the cars, police said, but was pulled out.

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  • Fire21

    How tragic. I hope everyone with injuries is ok ad heals quickly. Just amazing how people can run into the back of big vehicles like that! Maybe she had a medical emergency.

    • willowbay

      or on the cell phone.