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Ambulance overturns in Pinellas Park crash

The collision sent five people to area hospitals for treatment, according to police.
An ambulance overturned after a crash with another vehicle in the area of 118th Avenue N. and 49th Street in Pinellas Park on Friday. According to Pinellas Park police, the collision sent all five people in the ambulance — one patient and four paramedics — to area hospitals for treatment. The driver of the sedan and a passenger both refused medical attention.
An ambulance overturned after a crash with another vehicle in the area of 118th Avenue N. and 49th Street in Pinellas Park on Friday. According to Pinellas Park police, the collision sent all five people in the ambulance — one patient and four paramedics — to area hospitals for treatment. The driver of the sedan and a passenger both refused medical attention. [ Photo provided / Pinellas Park Police Department ]
Published Jul. 29|Updated Jul. 30

PINELLAS PARK — An ambulance overturned after a crash with a sedan on Friday, according to Pinellas Park Police.

The crash occurred at 118th Avenue N and 49th Street around 4:46 p.m. Photos from the Pinellas Park Police Department’s Twitter account showed the ambulance on its side, along with a BMW with a crushed front end.

The ambulance was driving south on 49th Street and the BMW was driving east on 118th Avenue where heavy construction is taking place. When the two vehicles reached the intersection, they collided, the department said in a media release Friday evening.

An ambulance overturned after a crash with another vehicle in the area of 118th Avenue N. and 49th Street in Pinellas Park on Friday. According to Pinellas Park police, the collision sent all five people in the ambulance — one patient and four paramedics — to area hospitals for treatment. The driver of the sedan and a passenger both refused medical attention.
An ambulance overturned after a crash with another vehicle in the area of 118th Avenue N. and 49th Street in Pinellas Park on Friday. According to Pinellas Park police, the collision sent all five people in the ambulance — one patient and four paramedics — to area hospitals for treatment. The driver of the sedan and a passenger both refused medical attention. [ Photo provided / Pinellas Park Police Department ]

The ambulance’s lights and sirens were on at the time of the crash, according to Sgt. Roxanne Pohl, a department spokesperson.

Southbound lanes on 49th Street were closed for investigation and cleanup.

An ambulance overturned after a crash with another vehicle in the area of 118th Avenue N. and 49th Street in Pinellas Park on Friday. According to Pinellas Park police, the collision sent all five people in the ambulance — one patient and four paramedics — to area hospitals for treatment. The driver of the sedan and a passenger both refused medical attention.
An ambulance overturned after a crash with another vehicle in the area of 118th Avenue N. and 49th Street in Pinellas Park on Friday. According to Pinellas Park police, the collision sent all five people in the ambulance — one patient and four paramedics — to area hospitals for treatment. The driver of the sedan and a passenger both refused medical attention. [ Photo provided / Pinellas Park Police Department ]

Five people were in the ambulance at the time of the crash — a patient in critical condition and four paramedics, Pohl said. All five were sent to the Bayfront Health hospital in St. Petersburg for treatment, where the patient remained in critical condition and the paramedics were listed as stable.

The driver of the sedan and a passenger both refused medical attention, Pohl said.

No charges were filed, the media release said, although the investigation was ongoing.

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