Ambulance involved in crash; submerged in Spring Creek

Three fire fighters taken to hospital

VICTORIA, Texas – UPDATE 5/05/22 9:39 PM:  Victoria Police Department Spokesperson released the following statement on the crash: On Thursday, May 5th, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Victoria Police Department and the Victoria Fire Department responded to a major crash at the intersection of North Main Street and Spring Creek Drive. Through preliminary investigation, Traffic Safety investigators determined that a 2018 Chevy Traverse with two occupants was traveling southbound on North Main Street, turning left onto Spring Creek Drive, and a Victoria Fire Department ambulance with three occupants (all firefighters) was traveling northbound in the inside lane on Main Street when the traverse failed to yield the right of way. Due to the impact of the crash, the ambulance left the roadway, went through a small field and came to rest in a pond. The three firefighters were able to exit the ambulance, swim to safety and immediately render aid to the two passengers in the traverse. All five persons involved in the crash were transported to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries. The three firefighters sustained minor injuries and have been released from the hospital. The two passengers of the Traverse were transported to a San Antonio hospital with serious injuries.

Around 5 p.m. emergency workers in Victoria were called to Spring Creek Rd. and N. Main St. to help three firefighters involved in a major crash. They were in an ambulance at the time and not on an emergency call at the time. The ambulance was submerged in the creek. An unknown number of other people in another vehicle involved in the crash were taken to the hospital. The conditions of those taken to the hospital are unknown.

Emergency

There are reports a 58-year-old man jumped in to rescue someone from the water right after the crash happened. A spokesperson said as soon as the firefighters were safe they immediately helped the other people involved in the crash who were in a white vehicle.

 

 

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