Police Investigate Crash Involving St. Francis Ambulance

Posted on  11/12/2013 2:55 pm

Location:

  • West 2nd and North Broom Streets, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2013, approximately 8:30 a.m.

Vehicle/Operator Information:

  • Vehicle 1: 2009 Dodge Ambulance
  • Operator 1: Gregory Schwartz, 29, Wilmington Delaware
  • Vehicle 2: 2000 Toyota Echo
  • Operator 2: Diane Williams, 68, Wilmington, Delaware

Summary:

Two people were transported to St. Francis Hospital for minor injuries after their vehicle collided with a St. Francis ambulance en route to a medical emergency.

The incident occurred Tuesday at approximately 8:30 a.m. as a 2009 Dodge ambulance was traveling south on North Broom Street with emergency lights and sirens activated. An eastbound 2000 Toyota Echo operated by Diane Williams, 68, of Wilmington, proceeded through the intersection of West 2nd and North Broom Streets and was struck by the ambulance. Preliminary investigation suggests that although Williams had a green light, she did not yield to the emergency vehicle with activated emergency equipment.

Williams and a 63 year old female passenger were transported to St. Francis Hospital by other ambulances for minor neck and back injuries. The ambulance operator and Emergency Medical Technician were not injured and there were no patients on board at the time of the collision.

No citations have been issued.