A paramedic and a tow truck driver were injured on the New Yorks State Thurway last night when a car struck an ambulance at the scene of an accident, according to New York State Police.
Trooper Glen Williams of the Tarrytown barracks said emergency crews were at the scene of a minor accident when they were involved in a secondary accident at 8:51 p.m. near the interchange of I-87 and I-287.
Greenburgh EMS had been on the scene of the minor accident, along with a tow truck. A driver travelling in the right lane going northbound on I-87 struck the rear of the ambulance, said Williams, pushing the ambulance into the driver of the tow truck, who was outside of his vehicle.
"Injuries don't appear to be anything serious," said Williams.
The tow truck driver sustained a leg injury while the ambulance driver had a shoulder injury. Both were brought to Westchester Medical Center for treatment.
The driver who hit the ambulance, a man from Middletown, NY, was charged with failure to move left for an emergency vehicle.