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Ambulance Driver Cited After Pennsylvania Crash

HANOVER, Pa. -- The driver of an ambulance that collided with a truck in Hanover on Sunday morning has been cited for allegedly failing to use the siren and running a red light while traveling through the intersection of Frederick and High streets.

Russell I. Bryant, 32, of Abbottstown, is facing $107.50 in fines and costs, according to the citation filed in the office of Magisterial District Judge Dwayne Dubs.

The citation says Bryant used visual signals but failed to use audio signals while trying to proceed through the red light. He failed to stop at the red light, causing the crash, the document states.

Bryant has not yet entered a plea to the charges, according to court officials.

Hanover resident Shane Storm, the driver of the other vehicle, was injured in the 9:10 a.m. crash and was treated and released from Hanover Hospital.

Storm said he was traveling on High Street and as he proceeded through a green light, the ambulance came through the intersection and hit his 1992 Chevrolet truck.

Just as I got in the intersection, my passenger yelled Stop! and I went for the brake, but the ambulance and I collided, Storm said. I heard no siren.

Hanover Police Chief Randy Whitson declined to release further details surrounding the crash, saying it was still under investigation.

At the time of the crash, Ambulance 49-2 was responding to an emergency call in the borough and had no patients on board, said Kim Lindner, EMS lieutenant with Penn Township Volunteer Emergency Services.

The crash, which authorities described as minor, did not affect ambulance services.

Contact Shari Sanger at ssanger@eveningsun.com.

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