Ambulance hit by suspected drunk driver in Petersburg

The Tri-Cities

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Southside Virginia Emergency Crew is reminding drivers not to drink and drive this holiday season after one of their ambulances was hit.

SVEC said one of their units was hit by a driver Saturday while ‘sitting stationary’ on a medical call in Petersburg.

SVEC’s Facebook post said the driver was drunk. However, the emergency crew is now saying they do not know if the driver was driving under the influence.

The head-on crash happened near the 1300 block of Halifax Street around 1:30 p.m.

During the time of the crash, the Director of SVEC Edward Bish told 8News two EMT personnel and a patient were inside.

“With the New Years celebration coming up we need to remind everyone to NOT DRINK AND DRIVE,” the emergency crew wrote on Facebook.

According to Bish, the driver was arrested on the scene. The driver is being charged with reckless driving, a suspended license and an outstanding warrant.

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