An ambulance responding to crash in Murrieta collided with a passenger car Thursday afternoon, report news sources.
The accident happened at 2:05 in front of Murrieta Fire Station No. 2 on California Oaks Road near the intersection with Hancock Avenue. A Mercedes passenger car was traveling westbound on California Oaks Road when the ambulance made a U-turn and collided with the Mercedes as the emergency vehicle arrived at the scene of the previous accident, according to the Murrieta Police Department.
No one was injured in the collision between the ambulance and the Mercedes. The ambulance was not transporting patients at the time of the crash.
The Mercedes had to be towed from the crash scene with damage on the passenger side. The privately operated ambulance sustained damage in the middle of the driver side.
A spokesperson for the company that owns the ambulance said that it was unclear who was at fault in the incident. He said that the firm would conduct an investigation into the crash.
I am relived that no one was injured in the ambulance-car crash. As a Riverside car accident attorney, I am moved to remind motorists to stay alert to changing traffic conditions and to yield to emergency vehicles when their lights and sirens are active.
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a traffic accident, contact a car accident lawyer to learn what options are available to help you get back on your feet.