Driver of overturned ambulance charged in multi-vehicle crash

Driver of overturned ambulance charged in multi-vehicle crash
Ambulance involved in crash. (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - An ambulance driver has been charged in connection to Wednesday night’s multi-vehicle crash where the ambulance overturned.

Four people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after an ambulance overturned in a crash.

The crash happened at Hull Street and Belt Boulevard just after 6:45 p.m.

Richmond police said fire crews extricated four people from three of the vehicles.

Richmond Ambulance Authority confirms one of its ambulances was involved in the crash. There were no patients in the ambulance when it crashed. RAA says two of its employees were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the ambulance was charged with failure to yield right-of-way.

“We have reached out to all field staff members at our agency and told them to review our guidelines and protocols in regards to safe vehicle operation. Safety has been and continues to be a top priority at RAA,” RAA said in a release.

RAA said the employee has been taken off duty as they continue to investigate.

“We are truly saddened for those that were impacted. The Richmond Ambulance Authority is taking proper steps to review what happened to ensure the safety of our employees and the public,” RAA said in a release.

A portion of Hull Street and Belt Boulevard was closed for a period of time.

Overturned ambulance involved in multi vehicle crash. Part of Hull and Belt in Richmond is closed. Brent Solomon NBC12 is there.

Posted by NBC12 on Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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