Police: Driver hit ambulance, fled scene on foot in Hartford


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Emergency crews in Hartford responded to a serious multi-vehicle accident involving at ambulance vehicle Friday night.

The accident happened in the area of Woodland Street and Homestead Avenue. 

Just after 9:00 p.m. Friday, police responded to the area for a report of a vehicle evading the accident after the hitting ambulance.

Further investigation has revealed that a silver Acura was traveling westbound on Homestead avenue at a high rate of speed. The car went through the red light at the intersection, and that’s why police say it struck the American Medical Response (AMR) vehicle.

The impact was so forceful that it pushed the ambulance into the southbound lane, where it struck another sedan. 

The suspects in the Acura fled the scene on foot. They were last seen heading northbound on Woodland Street. 

Officials say the ambulance was not carrying any patients at the time of the crash.

The victims in the Nissan sedan were transported to Saint Francis Hospital for minor injuries. 

A police k-9 track was initiated in an attempt to locate the suspects who fled, but it was unsuccessful. 

Hartford Fire Chief Reginald D. Freeman tells News 8 that employees of AMR were self-extricated. They were transported to the hospital following the crash. There is no word on their current conditions. 

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