Sept. 29--An ambulance on its way to an emergency was struck by a small passenger car late Sunday morning in Highlands County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
At 11:30 a.m. a 2010 Chevrolet ambulance responding to a 911 emergency call was traveling south on Westminster Road and approaching the Krouse Street intersection in Sebring.
At that same time, a 2012 Kia Optima was headed east on Krouse Street, approaching the same intersection, troopers said.
The ambulance, driven by Dana A. Davidson, 49, of Sebring, went through the stop sign and into the path of the Optima, driven by William F. Westergom, 44, of Sebring.
The front of the Kia struck the passenger side of the Chevrolet. The Optima went into a ditch, while the ambulance came to a stop facing southbound on Westminster Road.
Davidson and his passenger in the ambulance, Jennifer R. Sapp, 34, suffered minor injuries and were treated at Florida Hospital Heartland.
William Westergom and passengers Jennifer J. Westergom, 43, and Brian A. Westergom, 17, were each treated at Florida Hospital Heartland for minor injuries as well.
Westergom was cited for failure to yield right of way.
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