Two hospitalized after car and ambulance collide in Wilmington

By Tom Lehman 5:21pm, November 12, 2013 - Updated 9:08pm, November 12, 2013
Two people were hospitalized Tuesday morning after their car collided with an ambulance en route to a medical emergency, Wilmington police said.

It happened around 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of W. 2nd and N. Broom Streets in the city's Hilltop neighborhood.

Police say an ambulance from St. Francis Hospital was traveling southbound on N. Broom Street with its emergency lights and sirens activated.

While the ambulance approached the intersection, police say an eastbound 2000 Toyota Echo, driven by 68-year-old Diane Williams of Wilmington, entered the intersection of W. 2nd and N. Broom Streets and was struck by the ambulance.

Williams and a 63-year-old female passenger were taken to St. Francis Hospital and treated for minor neck and back injuries.

The ambulance driver, 29-year-old Gregory Schwartz of Wilmington, and an emergency medical technician weren't injured, police said. No patients were onboard at the time of the crash.

Police say the initial investigation shows Williams had a green light but didn't yield to the emergency vehicle. No citations have been issued.

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