Jim Gardner and Bob Mills SkyNews 9 HD were in the air Tuesday over the scene of an accident involving a truck and an ambulance. Ambulances are usually in a hurry to get somewhere when responding to an emergency or accident, but Tuesday afternoon an ambulance was part of an accident when an EMSA unit and green dodge truck collided.
“I thought maybe a vehicle hit a building,” Tad Kennedy said.
People nearby thought the wreck sounded like an explosion. The truck was heading east on Edmond Road when the 17-year-old boy, who was driving, crossed the center line and hit the ambulance head on, pinning the teen and crushing his legs.
“He kept hollering, ‘My leg. My leg,'” Kennedy said.
A teen girl was in the passenger's seat. She was able to get out of the truck.
“She was hysterical and she was very scared,” Kennedy said.
The accident happened right in from of Kennedy's tire shop. He ran out to help.
“I was just trying to comfort her and let her know help is on its way,” he said.
Inside the ambulance were three people including two medics and a student, but no patients. All three were taken to the hospital. Their injuries were not life threatening, but a close eye is being kept on the boy who was behind the wheel of the truck.
“They had to cut the door off and use the chainsaw and the jaws of life to get him out of the vehicle,” Edmond Police Spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said.
The teen driver was rushed to the hospital, but the girl who was with him almost got out without a scratch.
“She had a little scratch on her finger,” Kennedy said. “It was amazing.”
Police said they are still investigating the crash.