Hatzolah Ambulance Involved In MVA Enroute to Call

PHOTOS & VIDEO [UPDATED] A Hatzolah Ambulance enroute to a call this evening collided with another vehicle, before crashing through a fence and coming to a stop in the front yard of a home.

The crash occurred shortly after 10 PM on Central Avenue. The Hatzolah Ambulance was reportedly headed Westbound on Central Avenue with its lights and sirens, when according to witnesses a vehicle pulled out of Myrtle Avenue in front of the ambulance, causing it to crash, swerve off the road and crash through a fence, narrowly missing a home.

The Hatzolah member was not injured, and the other driver reportedly sustained some minor lacerations.

The ambulance sustained severe front-end damage. 

The ambulance was towed by Tilton Bodyworks, at no charge. (TLS-CCP/TLS-46/TLS-00/TLS-50/TLS-FY)

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  1. If ambulance was cut off at myrtle, then why did the ambulance crash an entire block later by a house across from valley. Something doesn’t add up

  2. Cars should be banned already. They cause so many accidents and injury and death. So much pain and suffering.

    The US has the highest ratio of cars per 100,000 people, than any other country in the world. That is an accident waiting to happen.

    No wonder there are more car accidents in the US than in any other country in the world. Its about time that the Congress banned all cars.

    I know there is the powerful car lobby, but seriously, can’t we at least just ban the assault cars, like SUV’s and pickups. Those are really dangerous.

  3. yid – Your humor is appreciated.

    We should also blame the town for having intersections. Can you just imagine it? Two streets come together at intersections. No wonder there are accidents.


  4. I am sorry if I offended anyone with my earlier post. I know everytime an ambulance, fire truck or police car is responding to a call it can be or is already an emergency. We should all take their lives into account that they can be hurt as well.
    People are complaining about the speed limit on central ave, no matter what the speed someone will always not be paying attention and pull out when there is an emergency vehicle is responding. No one cares about anyone else..its all about themselves.
    Once again I apologize

  5. to kids on corners:

    speed limit has what to do with it exactly?
    if guy really came out of myrtle – marked 25 mph – and cut off the rig going down central, how would reducing the speed limit help? the hatzolah rig wudn’t have have been going 35 the same way i’m sure it wasn’t going 40. emergency vehicles don’t have to go the speed limit!
    there are residential areas all over marked at 40 mph – as is central.

  6. To all the holier-than-thou posters here. Were any of you an actual witness to the accident or just heard from a friend who heard from a friend who might have been there. ITS CALLED AN ACCIDENT FOR A REASON. My heart goes out to the driver of the pickup truck, he/she will have to live with forever the fact that he/she caused an accident with an ambulance en route to an emergency.

    Rifky W.

  7. As a ambulance driver I can tell you it’s quite scary. When an ambulance has lights and sirens on it causes other vehicle to do all sorts of ridiculous things. From stopping right in the middle of the road way to swerving in front of the ambulance. It’s very simple, pull to the right and stop your vehicle, don’t slow down, don’t drive along side the ambulance, don’t follow the ambulance. Simply pull to the right and slow down. PLEASE. Thank you

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