Medic: Crew recovering after ambulance knocked over in University City crash
The first crash involved an SUV and a black car.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Medic said its crew was discharged from the hospital and is recovering at home after one of its ambulances was hit and knocked over in University City as first responders were helping people from a separate crash.
Those two crashes happened around 12:30 a.m. Friday in northeast Charlotte at the intersection of West Mallard Creek Church Road and North Tryon Street, according to Medic.
The first crash involved an SUV and a black car. Then, another vehicle, driven by Brian Ogbonna, came through and struck the ambulance that was helping the original crash, according to first responders, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. The force was so hard it knocked the ambulance over.
According to Medic, one person in the ambulance had serious injuries. Two other Medic employees were also taken to the hospital, one who was seriously hurt while the other was as a precaution.
Ogbonna was transported with serious injuries, officials said. One of the people from the original crash was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries as well.
By mid-morning on Friday, Medic provided the update that its crew had been discharged from the hospital.
Ogbonna ran a red light before hitting the ambulance, CMPD confirmed.
He currently has warrants for felony to move over and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
“Our thoughts are with all involved. We are extremely grateful for those who responded on scene, including our own,” Medic officials said. “Please remember roadway safety with emergency vehicles. Yield, slow down, move over. All our lives depend on it.”
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