Mount Prospect Ambulance Crash: Collision with Car at Wolf and Kensington

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Kensington and Wolf crash scene involving a Mount Prospect Fire Department ambulance responding to a call in Mount Prospect.

A Mount Prospect Fire Department ambulance en route to a call was involved in a crash with a Lexus RX vehicle at Wolf and Kensington about 8:25 a.m. Sunday. Paramedics and firefighters immediately called for a replacement ambulance to the call that they were originally requested. Mount Prospect firefighters also called for three ambulances to the scene of the accident with the ambulance. Prospect Heights Fire Department sent an ambulance to the original call and Des Plaines Fire Department responded as a third ambulance to the scene of the accident. A Mount Prospect fire engine crew with advanced life support equipment was accompanying the ambulance to the original call and was able to quickly evaluate victims from the accident and request the appropriate response. Mount Prospect fire engine crews are staffed by at least one firefighter/paramedic. Ambulances are staffed by two firefighter/paramedics.

Mount Prospect Fire Department Ambulance Crash
Mount Prospect Fire Department ambulance (left) involved in crash with a Lexus RX vehicle.

Damage to the vehicles was moderate. Both crash vehicles rested just west of Wolf Road on Kensington.

Three ambulances were used to transport at least three patients to Northwest Community Hospital. Mount Prospect police are investigating. The scene was cleared at about 9:45 a.m.