Driver of Car At Fault in Ambulance Collision

The B-CC Rescue Squad ambulance had been responding to a medical emergency at the time of the accident.

Update, 4:30p.m.: The driver of a car that collided with a B-CC Rescue Squad ambulance in Bethesda this morning has been named at fault for the accident, Garcia said.

The driver, a woman, hit the passenger-side rear tire of the ambulance as it was responding to an emergency call, Garcia said. She was transported to the hospital as a precaution but didn't have serious injuries, Garcia said. Neither of the two rescue volunteers riding in the ambulance were injured, Garcia said.

There wasn't major damage to the ambulance, but it was set to be inspected after the crash.

Garcia reminded drivers: "When you see an emergency vehicle, pull to the curb and stop."

Original post: Aambulance was involved in a collision with a car Wednesday morning near Bethesda Avenue and Woodmont Avenue, according to a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman.

The accident happened just before 10 a.m., and no one appeared to be injured, according to initial information, said Capt. Oscar Garcia of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue.

The ambulance was responding to a call for a medical emergency at the time of the accident, and the only two occupants of the ambulance were rescue volunteers, Garcia said.

Garcia wasn't immediately sure how many occupants were in the other vehicle.

Another apparatus was dispatched immediately to respond to the medical emergency, Garcia said.

A spokesman for the B-CC Rescue Squad didn't immediately return a call for comment.


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