What to Know
- Three people were injured after an ambulance crashed in Manhattan Monday evening, authorities said
- The FDNY got a call reporting an accident involving one of its ambulances around 8:15 p.m.
- The ambulance was responding to a cardiac arrest call prior to the crash, the FDNY said
An ambulance with its lights flashing and sirens blaring crashed in Manhattan Monday evening, jumping a curb and coming just inches of hitting a building, authorities say.
The FDNY got a call reporting a crash involving one of its ambulances at West 188th Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue in Washington Heights at around 8:15 p.m., officials said.
One pedestrian was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, the NYPD said. An EMT and a third person were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to the FDNY.
The ambulance was responding to a cardiac arrest call prior to the crash, the FDNY said.
Video from the scene showed a crowd of bystanders surrounding the site of the crash.
It wasn't immediately clear what caused the crash, but witnesses said the ambulance was trying to turn onto 188th Street when it hit a car and jumped onto the curb.