Fla. Firefighter Injured in Ambo Crash

FORT PIERCE, Fla. --

 

A collision involving a sport utility vehicle and an ambulance Tuesday evening left a passenger in the ambulance critically injured and the driver of the SUV dead.

Police said the SUV collided with the passenger side of the ambulance, which was making a left turn from Virginia Avenue onto 25th Street shortly after 6 p.m.

The impact knocked the ambulance onto its side.

Police said the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder, Germaine Lindor, 63, of Port St. Lucie, struck the ambulance and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The ambulance's driver, St. Lucie County firefighter William Hines, and a passenger, Christopher Doyle, were taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. Hines was treated and released, but Doyle was listed in critical condition.

Authorities said the ambulance was not carrying a patient.

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