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Ridgewood Ambulance Involved in Motor Vehicle Accident

En route to a medical call, a village ambulance struck the side of an SUV at the intersection of E. Ridgewood and Van Neste Sq. Tuesday afternoon.

An ambulance racing to the scene of a medical emergency was involved in a motor vehicle accident just before 12 p.m. Tuesday.

After a car had proceded through the intersection of of E. Ridgewood Ave. south onto Van Neste Square, a Village of Ridgewood ambulance attempting to pass a Mercedes SUV on the left scraped against the vehicle and continued toward its original destination.

The female driver of the vehicle struck by the ambulance had been slowly proceeding through the intersection behind the police car when struck.

There were no reports of injury, though the new Mercedes sustained minor damage to the driver's side of the vehicle.

jp1 April 03, 2012 at 06:34 PM
I guess you do not have to stop for emergency vehicles any more.
Boyd A. Loving April 03, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Was a summons issued to either driver?
James Kleimann April 03, 2012 at 11:42 PM
No summonses that I'm aware of, Boyd. Will follow up tomorrow.
James Kleimann April 05, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Forgot to mention this yesterday – I stopped by to see if citations/summonses were issued and ended up giving a witness statement. It's fair to say nothing has been issued yet. The ambulance driver and SUV driver gave conflicting statements, police said (meaning my statement is fairly important to the case).

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