Three hurt when driver distracted by ambulance

Three people were taken by ambulance to the hospital after a rear-end accident at a Robinson Township intersection about 11:30 a.m. Thursday. A car with a woman and two young children inside was slowing to make a turn onto southbound 120th Avenue from M-45 when it was hit in the rear by a car driven by a young female, said Robinson Township Fire Chief Paul VanVelzen. The young woman said she was looking at an ambulance broken down on the side of the road, and didn't notice the other car slowing in front of her, VanVelzen said.
Becky Vargo
Sep 8, 2011

 

A North Ottawa Community Hospital ambulance was almost immediately on the scene, as they were returning from Zeeland Community Hospital, VanVelzen said.

The woman and two children suffered minor injuries, and were transported by ambulance to Holland Hospital. The other driver complained of shoulder pain and was taken by her mother for treatment, VanVelzen said.

The names of those involved in the accident were not available.

 

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