4 injured in rollover crash involving Richmond ambulance


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Emergency crews responded to a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday involving an overturned ambulance in Richmond.

The crash happened in the area of Hull Street and Belt Boulevard just before 7 p.m., according to police. Officers responded to the scene and located four vehicles, including an ambulance on its side, that had been involved in the crash.

Crews from Richmond Fire were already at the scene and helped four people get out of three of the vehicles. Those four people suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said, and were taken for treatment.

A spokesperson for the Richmond Ambulance Authority told 8News that the ambulance was responding to a call with its “lights and sirens on at the time of the crash.”

Two Richmond Ambulance Authority employees inside the ambulance during the crash reported only minor injuries. Police told 8News an investigation is underway.

“The ambulance are to save other people but when they get into an accident it makes you really concerned about how people are driving and not yielding to emergency vehicles,” said LaKeisha Bledsoe.

Bledsoe watched as emergency crews cleared the scene.

“The ambulance is trying to rescue another life and save another life,” she said.

Bledsoe told 8News she’s happy that no one was seriously injured.

“It is a bad situation,” she said. “My prayers go out to the drivers involved, the vehicles, and hope everyone is okay and well.”

Stay with 8News for updates.

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