An ambulance and another vehicle collided Saturday afternoon on Hillcrest Drive. No one sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash, according to Hopkins County Director of EMS Brent Smith.
The mobile intensive care ambulance unit reportedly had a patient on board and was headed to CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs when the crash occurred at the intersection of Hillcrest Drive and Main Street before 5 p.m. Nov. 30. The ambulance and another vehicle collided, with contact made to the passenger’s side of the ambulance, which overturned onto the driver’s side of the truck, according to the EMS director.
The patient in the ambulance was “attended immediately by personnel with no critical injuries as a result of the collision,” according to a post on the Hopkins County EMS Facebook page. The patient in the MICU was reportedly flown to the Tyler hospital for treatment, according to reports.
“The patient in the ambulance was sent to Tyler as a result of the reason for being in the ambulance, not as a result of the crash,” Smith said Monday.
The crew on the ambulance was checked out at the hospital, as is the standard process for an ambulance involved crash, according to Smith. The crew members were reportedly released from the emergency room a short time later without any serious injuries.
The occupant of the second vehicle was evaluated by additional responding EMS personnel on scene without any serious injury being reported. The person was not transported to the hospital, according to Smith.
CHRISTUS EMS reportedly covered Rains County EMS service during the incident, until additional medic units from Hopkins County EMS could be staffed.
The official crash report by Sulphur Springs Police Department had yet to be completed Monday morning, officials reported.