Five people were hospitalized after a car and an ambulance collided in Englewood, according to the Chicago Police Department (CBS Chicago).
Police and firefighter/paramedics from Chicago responded about 11:05 a.m. to a report of a crash involving CFD Ambulance 49 at 71st Street and Loomis Boulevard.
A silver passenger car and an ambulance were involved in the crash. The passenger car crashed into an apartment building at the southwest corner of the intersection.
Chicago Fire Department reported five adult patients, including four Code Red patients and one Pediatric patient Code Red. The patients were transported Advocate Christ Medical Center, Comer Children’s Hospital, and University of Chicago. Two Chicago Fire Department paramedics were among the five injured.
Chicago, IL: @ChicagoFireDep EMS crew and their patient were among several injured after a driver failed to yield to the ambulance causing a pin-in crash at 71st/Loomis:
-EMS Plan 1 requested
-Ambulance T-boned the car slamming it into a building
-5 transports including a child pic.twitter.com/HFmdUjFvTz
— Captured News (@CapturedNews) August 19, 2020
The City of Chicago Building Department was called to inspect the apartment building that was hit at the southwest corner of the intersection.
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Crash involving Chicago Fire Department ambulance at 71st St and Loomis Blvd, Chicago https://t.co/tSjJP5XtMY
— ChicagoFireMap (@ChicagoFireMap) August 19, 2020