Four Syracuse, NY, Firefighters Hurt in Ambulance Crash

April 5, 2024
The Syracuse Fire Department ambulance was transporting a child to the hospital when it collided with an SUV.

Editor's note: The child who was being transported in the ambulance whn it was involved in the accident has since passed away.

Syracuse, N.Y. — Four Syracuse firefighters were taken to a hospital Friday after an ambulance they were in crashed with an SUV.

The ambulance crew was taking a child to a hospital around 12:25 p.m. when the vehicles collided at the intersection of West Onondaga Street and Slocum Avenue, said District Chief Matthew Craner, a Syracuse Fire Department spokesperson.

The child was transferred to another ambulance and quickly taken to a hospital, Craner said.

Four firefighters were treated at a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Craner said.

The ambulance had heavy front-end damage.

The driver of the SUV was treated at the scene was released, Craner said.

Police are investigating the crash, he said.


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