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Ambulance Operator Ticketed In Iowa Crash

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — The driver of a Mason City fire department ambulance has been ticketed in a collision that happened on the way to the hospital.

The Globe Gazette (http://bit.ly/NcPJvy ) says the driver was cited for failure of caution of an emergency vehicle.

The driver and two other firefighters were taking a person to the hospital when the ambulance was broadsided by an SUV on Sunday.

Police say the ambulance approached the intersection while the light was red, slowed down and then continued through the light. Police say ambulances are required to slow down and not enter an intersection until it's safe to do so.

The firefighters and a passenger in the SUV were treated for minor injuries. The person in the ambulance was taken to the hospital by another ambulance.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, http://www.globegazette.com/



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