Ambulance on service call collides with pickup on Center Street

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AUBURN — An ambulance responding to a rescue call was involved in an accident Monday night on Center Street.

Emergency personnel respond to an accident involving an ambulance on Center Street on Monday night. (Auburn Police Department photo)

The Rescue 5 ambulance and a Dodge Durango SUV collided about 8 p.m. in front of NAPA Auto Parts at 325 Center St., according to police.

Traffic was down to one lane as fire engines and police worked to clear the scene.

There were no injuries to the driver or occupants of the ambulance. Edwards Jones, 72, of Wilton, the driver of the SUV complained of chest pain at the scene. Both he and 70-year-old Phyllis Jones of Wilton, a passenger in the Durango, were taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Edwards Jones’ driver’s license was under suspension at the time of the crash. He was charged with operating after suspension.

Emergency personnel respond to an accident involving an ambulance on Center Street on Monday night. (Auburn Police Department photo)

A preliminary investigation showed he failed to yield right-of-way after turning left onto Center Street from a driveway. A full investigation continues.

Firefighter Mark Tripp was driving the rescue vehicle with lights and sirens when it collided with the SUV, police said.

Both vehicles sustained serious damage.

Emergency personnel respond to an accident involving an ambulance on Center Street on Monday night. (Sun Journal photo)
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