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Two Injured In Crash Between Mercedes-Benz SUV, Ambulance On Busy Long Island Roadway

Two people were hospitalized, one with critical injuries, after a crash between an SUV and an ambulance.
Two people were hospitalized, one with critical injuries, after a crash between an SUV and an ambulance. Photo Credit: Pixabay/tevenet

Two people were hospitalized, one with critical injuries, after a crash between an SUV and an ambulance on a busy Long Island roadway.

It happened around 1:50 p.m. Friday, April 2 in Carle Place.

The Nassau County Police ambulance was traveling eastbound on Old Country Road with engaged emergency lights and sirens when the collision happened with a Mercedes-Benz SUV traveling westbound, according to authorities.

The Mercedes made a left turn onto Zeckendorf Boulevard from Old Country Road at the time, police said. 

A Land Rover stopped on Zeckendorf Boulevard was also impacted during the accident, according to police.

As a result of the collision, a Nassau County Police Medic was injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment and he is currently in stable condition, said police. 

The male operator, age 33, of the Mercedes was also injured and transported to a local hospital, currently listed in critical condition, said police. 

The 56-year-old female operator of the Land Rover was not injured. 

 The investigation into this accident continues.

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