Ambulance en route to medical call, struck by semi-truck on I-55

Ambulance en route to medical call, struck by semi-truck on I-55

Ambulance en route to medical call, struck by semi-truck on I-55

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 17, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 18 at 6:43 AM

HAMEL, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- Illinois State Police were called to the scene after a a semi-tractor trailer collided with an ambulance Monday evening in Hamel, Illinois.

Police say an ambulance, responding to a medical call, attempted to exit Interstate 55 at the Hamel, Ill. rest stop when it turned in front of a semi truck, That semi-truck struck the ambulance, causing injuries in both vehicles.

The collision happened just before 8 p.m. on southbound lanes of  I-55. Two people from both vehicles were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

No charges have been issued in this incident.

Authorities are still investigating.

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