After crash flipped ambulance on 8 Mile, state police took over bleeding patient’s care

ROYAL OAK TOWNSHIP, MI — State police took over first aid for an individual who was being transported by an ambulance that was struck and overturned at an intersection here on Saturday, July 1, officials reported.

The Superior ambulance vehicle was traveling — with lights and sirens activated — westbound on 8 Mile at 7:20 p.m. when the driver crossed the intersection at Wyoming Avenue during a red light and T-boned the passenger side of a red BMW sedan traveling northbound there, according to the state police Second District Twitter page.

State police reported the ambulance “overturned and slid” before coming to a stop while flipped on its driver’s side near the intersection, located about 2 miles south of the Detroit Zoo.

Inside the ambulance was a patient being treated for a head injury sustained before the collision. The crash left the individual “entrapped and actively bleeding from the prior injury,” the police report stated.

State troopers stationed nearby responded within “seconds” and began applying first aid to the patient after jumping into the overturned ambulance, police reported. Eventually, medics from a second ambulance arrived and took over medical care.

A medical student in the overturned ambulance and the driver of the red BMW sedan sustained “possible minor internal injuries,” the report stated. Two paramedics in the overturned ambulance were not injured.

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