Four paramedics were rushed to the hospital after two ambulances collided in New York City. The two emergency vehicles were responding to the same call when they crashed into each while crossing an intersection.
One ambulance T-boned the other, knocking it on its side as it went barreling across the street. That ambulance struck a van before taking down a traffic light while it skidded to a halt on the sidewalk. The front end of the other ambulance was decimated in the violent crash, and it came to a rest in the middle of the road.
"I was talking to my friend and all of a sudden I see an ambulance rushing this way, the other van came and hit him so hard knocked the pole down," witness Omar Marti told PIX 11.
The paramedics were rushed to the hospital in serious condition. Their injuries are not life-threatening, and they are expected to make a full recovery. A fifth person was also hurt but refused medical attention.
There were no patients in either ambulance at the time of the crash. Officials say they have launched an investigation into the accident.