An Eastern Health ambulance and a car were involved in a two-vehicle collision Monday morning at a snowy St. John’s intersection.
An Eastern Health ambulance from the Health Sciences Centre was involved in a collision with a Chrysler Sebring 200 at the intersection of Columbus Drive and Mundy Pond Road in St. John’s this morning. — Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram
According to a spokeswoman for Eastern Health, it was a Chrysler 200 that struck the ambulance near a rear wheel at the intersection of Columbus Drive and Mundy Pond Road. The accident happened shortly before 11:30 a.m.
The ambulance was responding to a medical call when the accident occurred. Eastern Health subsequently dispatched another ambulance to respond to that call.
The spokeswoman said there were no injuries. The front end of the Chrysler was extensively damaged. Damage to the ambulance was minimal.
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers responded to the accident and diverted traffic until the area was cleared.
Eastern Health advises drivers to slow down and pull over to the right and stop if it’s safe to do so when red, blue or white lights are flashing and an ambulance siren is audible. At intersections, vehicles should remain stopped until the ambulance passes through it.
An Eastern Health ambulance from the Health Sciences Centre was involved in a collision with a Chrysler Sebring 200 at the intersection of Columbus Drive and Mundy Pond Road in St. John’s this morning.
The accident occurred just before 11:30 a.m.
The front end of the Chrysler received extensive damage, while the ambulance received a puncture hole in the passenger side of the medic unit.
It isn't known if the ambulance was responding to an emergency call or if there were any injuries.
The RNC's accident investigation and forensics units responded to the scene.
South-bound traffic on Columbus Drive was diverted west and east on Mundy Pond Road until the area was cleared.