EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSAmbulance, Car Collide In Pinch; Three Taken To Hospital
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Reported by: Elizabeth Noreika
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Jul. 11, 2013 6:23 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 12, 2013 8:41 AM EDT
Pinch , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Three people suffered minor injuries after a Kanawha County ambulance and sport utility vehicle collided Thursday.
It happened about 5 p.m. Thursday in the Pinch area of Kanawha County, Capt. Sean Crosier of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office said.
The Kanawha County Ambulance Authority was responding to a emergency medical call with lights and siren through the Pinch area when it came upon another vehicle traveling their same direction. The vehicle was a Ford Escape driven by Tiffany Gregory, 29, of Charleston. Gregory yielded to the right, but due to the lack of berm, abruptly steered left in an attempt to reach a driveway but also in the path of the van-style ambulance, the sheriff's office said. The sheriff's office said the ambulance unit was attempting to pass at that point and could not avoid colliding with the silver Escape.
Gregory and ambulance personnel Christopher Harper and Wade Cox received minor injuries and were taken to Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital to be checked out.
Gregory was issued a citation for improper turning.
Indian Creek Road in the Pinch area was shut down Thursday due to a head-on collision.
Dispatchers said a Kanawha County ambulance and a car hit head on in the 3900 block of the roadway.
Three people were taken to the hospital. No word was available on when the roadway will re-open.
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