Newton, MA, November 26, 2001-A 26-year old EMT was killed when the ambulance he was driving collided with a passenger vehicle.
A passenger vehicle struck the ambulance at an intersection. The ambulance slid to the side, spun around, and overturned. The EMT later died at a local hospital; a paramedic who was in the ambulance at the time of the accident was treated for injuries. Passengers in the vehicle were not seriously injured.
The ambulance was responding to a call for a cardiac arrest. Reportedly, the ambulance warning lights and siren had been activated.
Officials have not determined which vehicle had the red and which had the green light at the intersection.