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September 15, 2019

7/18/2019 11:05:00 AM
4 hurt as car, EMS collide
Four people were sent to the hospital Tuesday after a collision between a car and an ambulance.

Crawford County Sheriff William Rutan said the United Life Care Ambulance was on an emergency transfer run from Crawford Memorial Hospital to Good Samaritan in Vincennes about 6:14 p.m.

The ambulance, a 2015 Chevrolet, was passing three slower-moving vehicles a half-mile north of County Road 600N on Illinois Route 1 when the first car in the line, a 2007 Ford, began to turn left into a driveway. The ambulance collided with the Ford.

The ambulance landed in the ditch on the east side of the highway, while the car came to a stop in the ditch on the other side. There was more than $1,500 damage and both vehicles were towed from the scene.

The driver of the ambulance, Dakota Adthoff, 22, Sigel, a paramedic whose name was unavailable at press time and the patient who was being transfered were all taken to the hospital by another United Life Care Ambulance.

The driver of the Ford, Kylie Wolf, 16, rural Robinson, was taken to the hospital via private vehicle.

Rutan said Wolf told deputies she neither saw nor heard the approaching ambulance, which was running with emergency lights on. The siren was turned on before impact.

The Flat Rock Fire Protection District helped at the scene and a Lawrence County ambulance was also on hand to assist.

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