Toddler Patient Dies after Syracuse, NY, Ambulance Crash

April 13, 2024
Syracuse police officials said a child who was being transported when the ambulance was in a crash last week died.

Syracuse, N.Y. — A 3-year-old who was in a Syracuse Fire Department ambulance when it was involved in a crash last week died after the collision, police said.

The ambulance was taking the child to a hospital around 12:25 p.m. last Friday when it and a SUV collided near the intersection of West Onondaga Street, Slocum Avenue and South Avenue.

The child was transferred to another ambulance and taken to a hospital, said District Chief Matthew Craner, a Syracuse Fire Department spokesperson.

The 3-year-old died later that day, Kieran Coffey, a spokesperson for the Syracuse Police Department, confirmed Friday.

When asked if the child died of injuries from the crash, Coffey said he can only say the Syracuse police are not investigating the crash as fatal motor accident.

Four firefighters were also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. They were all released, Craner said.

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

The crash is still under investigation, Coffey said.

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