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New York Medics Injured in Ambulance Crash

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a Long Island ambulance rushing to a beachside rescue of a child collided with a car. Three people suffered minor injuries.

The accident occurred Sunday evening at Long Beach Road and East Beech Street.

According to Newsday (http://bit.ly/15wcpfS ), fire officials said the child, who reportedly was clinging to a jetty, was rescued by Long Beach lifeguards.

They say two medics in the ambulance and the driver of the car were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Authorities say the ambulance struck a utility pole, causing a temporary power outage in the immediate vicinity of the crash.

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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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