Ambulance carrying Warwick Twp. shooting patient collides with SUV in Lancaster city

Here is the Warwick Community Ambulance that was involved in a two-car crash Wednesday in Lancaster city. (Provided by Warwick Ambulance Community)

An ambulance carrying the victim of a Wednesday morning shooting in Warwick Township collided with an SUV in Lancaster city minutes after the first incident.

The SUV driver, a 32-year-old woman, was hurt and hospitalized; the ambulance continued to the hospital and delivered the patient, investigators reported.

The female driver of the ambulance is also being treated at Lancaster General Hospital.

Police said a Warwick Community Ambulance collided with a vehicle at Duke and Clay streets at 9:38 a.m. The shooting was reported at 9:15 a.m., according to emergency dispatches.

A person was shot in the parking lot of Lititz Family Cupboard Restaurant & Buffet on Newport Road, according to police. A "person of interest" is in custody.

The crash scene is a block from Lancaster General Hospital, where the shooting victim was headed.

The SUV, a white Mazda, was traveling on Clay Street when it collided with the ambulance while crossing Duke Street, city police reported.

The SUV had a green light, according to police.

The ambulance had its lights and sirens activated when it proceeded through a red light on Duke Street, police said.

Frank Kenavan, president of Warwick Community Ambulance, said his driver stopped at the intersection before driving through. 

Kenavan said the ambulance was impacted on its driver's side, behind the cab.

The ambulance sustained minor damage. The SUV had heavy front-end damage and was towed.

 

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