Several people taken to the hospital after ambulance crashes

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TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – Six people in an ambulance and one person in another vehicle were taken to the hospital after a Sunday morning crash.

Tippecanoe County Sheriff Tracy Brown said the wreck happened just after 10 a.m. Sunday at U.S. 52 and Veterans Memorial Parkway. He said a Lauramie Township ambulance was transporting a patient, and had all its sirens on. The driver of the ambulance slowed down at a red light at the intersection, but two vehicles were already going through the intersection.

Brown said the ambulance avoided the first car, but then hit the second, a Chevrolet Suburban, on its driver’s side. The Suburban’s driver, Stephen Henson, became trapped in the vehicle and the airbags deployed. He was taken to  IU Health Arnett Hospital with a concussion.

Six people in the ambulance, including two Clarks Hill Fire Department members, two Tippecanoe County EMTs, an EMT student, and the patient were all taken to Franciscan Saint Elizabeth East Hospital. Three of them were treated for minor injuries. The patient who was originally being transported in the ambulance was not injured.

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