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HERMITAGE — Police are investigating the crash of an ambulance carrying a patient Monday morning on South Hermitage Road.

Hermitage police Chief Eric Jewell said the crash occurred just before 10 a.m., when an SUV traveling south in the left lane of South Hermitage Road near the ramp to state Route 760 North shifted into the right lane, into the path of an ambulance from Superior Ambulance.

The SUV clipped the ambulance as it changed lanes and caused the ambulance to veer off the road and into a utility pole, Jewell said.

The ambulance driver was injured and treated by personnel from Elite Ambulance service, but Jewell said he did not know the severity of the driver’s injury. The driver of the SUV, patient and paramedic accompanying the ambulance driver were unharmed.

Jewell said the patient riding in the ambulance was being transported. The police chief did not believe that the ambulance had its emergency lights and siren engaged at the time of the accident.

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