Elderly couple involved in major crash with ambulance remain in hospital

Ambulance to be removed from pond today


New photo: Workers removing ambulance from pond 1:20 p.m. Friday

Photo by Carolina Astrain

VICTORIA, Texas – A dive team was at a local fire station this morning getting familiar with a similar 2019 model ambulance that crashed into a pond Thursday afternoon and remains submerged at Spring Creek.

The three fire fighters were treated and released from the hospital. At last report the elderly couple hurt in the crash were still in serious condition at a San Antonio hospital.

May 6 Ambulance

Once the dive team is prepared it will go into the pond and work with tow truck operators to get the ambulance removed.

A family member to one of the fire fighters told 25 News Now the fire fighters said it took about one minute for the ambulance to sink. The fire fighters managed to reach for a button to slide the windows open and they exited just in time from the driver’s side window. They could not open the doors or break the windows at first. They all swam to safety and helped the elderly couple involved in the same crash. The family member said one of the fire fighters cut his leg on the barbed wire fence while crawling out of the pond.

DPS was on the scene Friday morning assisting.

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