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11 injured when ambulance, van collide in Hurricane
First Published Jul 28 2012 10:39 pm • Last Updated Jul 29 2012 12:08 am

A child was critically injured and 10 other people were hurt when a van and an ambulance collided in Hurricane on Saturday night.

The Utah Highway Patrol said the ambulance was traveling with its lights and sirens on, transporting a patient from Colorado City, Ariz., to St. George when the crash happened on State Route 9 near 3400 West at about 8 p.m.

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Inside the ambulance were a stroke victim, his wife and five crew members.

As the ambulance approached an intersection, a Swiss family — two adults and two children — turned left on a green light in front of the ambulance, the UHP said.

An 8-year-old girl sitting behind the van’s driver suffered the worst injuries of the 50 mph, T-bone crash. She was not breathing when emergency crews arrived. The child was taken to Dixie Regional and later to a Las Vegas hospital.

All other injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

The stroke victim suffered a cut on his head and an EMT broke an arm, UHP said.

afalk@sltrib.com




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