Update: Six taken to PBMC following SUV, ambulance crash

10/10/2014 6:22 AM |
A police officer investigates the scene where a pickup truck collided with an ambulance. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A police officer investigates the scene where an SUV collided with an ambulance. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A Riverhead ambulance en route to Stony Brook University Hospital was struck by an SUV in Riverhead Thursday night at the intersection of Middle Road and Northville Turnpike, town police said in a press release.

The driver of the SUV, a woman, and five ambulance personnel were taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center where they were expected to be released after treatment of minor injuries, police said. The driver of the ambulance had to be extricated from the vehicle, police said.

The passenger, who was injured in a prior crash, was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center, police said.

The SUV was heading west on Middle Road about 7:30 p.m. when it collided with the ambulance, which was traveling south on Northville Turnpike en route to Stony Brook University Medical Center, police said. The ambulance was traveling with its lights and siren on, police said. (Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story said the SUV was headed east and the ambulance was traveling to PBMC and with its siren off. This information was corrected as more information became available.)

Middle Road was closed from Northville Turnpike to Ostrander Avenue and Northville Turnpike was closed to Route 58 as police investigated the scene.

No citations have been issued, police said.

The damaged ambulance on the side of the road following the accident. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

The damaged ambulance on the side of the road following the accident. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

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