PASCO COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a woman was killed when the ambulance transporting her was struck by another vehicle.
WTSP reported details of the incident that occurred Tuesday evening at the intersection of State Road 54 and Morris Bridge Road in Pasco County.
An investigation determined that a Pasco County Fire Rescue ambulance was going south on Morris Bridge Road with its emergency sirens on while rushing the patient to the hospital. The driver of a Toyota Corolla was going east on State Road 54 and had a green light but did not yield to the ambulance.
The Corolla crashed into the side of the ambulance at about 7:24 p.m. The patient, a 78-year-old Wesley Chapel woman, was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital. The driver of the Corolla, a 39-year-old man from Wesley Chapel, sustained minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.
The FHP is investigating the cause of the accident, and had not yet determined whether any charges would be filed in the case.
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