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UPDATE: North Seneca ambulance carrying critical patient struck by SUV in Seneca Falls

The Seneca Falls Police Department provided more information on the accident involving a North Seneca Ambulance rig during the early afternoon hours on Wednesday.

Around 1:09 p.m. the Seneca County 911 Center was alerted by North Seneca that an ambulance transporting a patient to Geneva General Hospital had been involved in a crash at the intersection of State Route 5 and State Route 414.

Moments later multiple 911 calls were made reporting the same. The North Seneca Ambulance involved was transporting a critical patient to Geneva General Hospital following a medical emergency in the Town of Seneca Falls.

The ambulance was traveling westbound on Route 5 with its emergency lights and siren activated. As the ambulance passed through the intersection, it was struck by an SUV traveling northbound on State Route 414. The vehicle traveling northbound did have a green light; however, all other traffic had stopped at the intersection to allow the ambulance to proceed through.


The patient that was being transported from the original emergency did not receive any further injuries as a result of the crash. The patient was transferred to a Finger Lakes Ambulance unit that responded to the crash. The EMS crew was not injured but was transported to the hospital for an evaluation.

The operator of the SUV was not injured and was not treated or transported by EMS.

The Seneca Falls Police Department responded along with the Seneca Falls Fire Department, North Seneca Ambulance, Finger Lakes Ambulance, and the Waterloo Police Department.

The SUV appeared to have been totaled and was towed from the scene. The ambulance was driven from the scene. No tickets were issued to either driver.


The SUV involved in the wreck suffered serious damage. First responders estimated that the vehicle was totaled.



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