Ambulance involved in accident on Parkway East

Ambulance Involved in Accident

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: According to Birmingham Police Department Sgt. Johnny Williams, the medics in the ambulance were not seriously injured in the accident.

Additionally, the driver of the other vehicle involved was also not seriously injured.

ORIGINAL: Friday morning, a vehicle for Birmingham Fire and Rescue was involved in a collision on Parkway East.

Ambulance involved in Parkway East accident (WIAT-CBS42 Will Raines)
Ambulance involved in Parkway East accident (WIAT-CBS42 Will Raines)

The ambulance was heading down the intersection with flashing lights and sirens on when another vehicle had pulled in front of them.

One witness spoke with CBS42 about the accident. She described the wreck as being incredibly loud.

“You could hear it for half a mile away, it was so loud.” --Lisa McCreless, witness

The impact caused both airbags in the ambulance to deploy.

Both people in the ambulance, as well as, the driver of the other vehicle have been taken to the hospital.

CBS42 has contacted Battalion Chief C.W. Mardis with Birmingham Fire and Rescue for more information on the accident.

We will have more on this story as soon as it becomes available.

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