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Ambulance crashes along Highway 16

Police and fire crews attended the scene to assist the vehicle’s passengers

A B.C. ambulance slid off of the road on Highway 16 between Prince Rupert and Port Edward Tuesday morning, Feb. 19. Cpl. Devon Gerrits said RCMP officer attended the crash at approximately 10 a.m. The ambulance was travelling east toward Port Edward when it slid off the north side of the road.

Both paramedics in the vehicle sustained injuries as a result of the crash but are not considered life-threatening. There were no patients being transported to the hospital at the time of the crash. Gerrits said road conditions were a factor in the accident as there was snow, slush and ice on that stretch of the highway. Prince Rupert RCMP are not considering charges.

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