5 hospitalized after ambulance crash in Van Buren Twp.

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

Van Buren Township — Five people have been taken to area hospitals after an ambulance crash Friday in Van Buren Township, according to the ambulance service involved.

A patient, two paramedics, a firefighter and the driver at fault were injured in the crash, which occurred around 1:05 p.m. on Ecorse Road, Michigan State Police said. 

A Huron Valley Ambulance was transporting a cardiac arrest patient to the hospital when the vehicle crashed. Police said both paramedics were working on the patient and a Van Buren firefighter was driving the ambulance. 

As the ambulance approached the intersection of Ecorse and Haggerty, the ambulance slowed down to clear through the intersection but was struck by another motorist and rolled onto its side. 

The firefighter driving the ambulance from Van Buren Fire Department is in stable condition with complaints of neck and back pain. A 25-year-old female medic has a broken nose, head laceration, a possible broken shoulder and collarbone as well as bruises. A 45-year-old male medic has bruising, swelling on his arms and head and a possible pelvis injury, police said.

The cardiac patient, a 79-year-old woman, was alive upon arrival at the hospital but has a brain bleed due to a stroke and is in very critical condition, police said.

The driver at fault, a 69-year-old female, has a broken ankle.

Another ambulance transported the victims to St. Joseph Hospital in Ypsilanti for treatment. 

"The accident is under investigation and we wish to extend our thoughts and prayers to everyone involved," said Leslie Kiesel, spokeswoman for the Huron Valley ambulance service. 

Michigan State Police is investigating the crash. 

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