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Serious injury accident involving an ambulance and truck

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Four people are sent to the hospital after a truck and a Metro ambulance collide. It happened during rush hour at the intersection of Hurstbourne Parkway and Bardstown Road.

Metro EMS was on its way to a medical call when this accident happened. Suddenly the two paramedics became patients and were transported to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Just after 5:00 Thursday evening, Stephany Young was stopped at the intersection when she could hear an ambulance coming. She says most of the cars pulled to the side.

"In a matter of moments there was pops and bangs and fire coming out of the light poles, it happened really fast," said Young.

A spokesperson for Metro EMS says the ambulance had its lights and sirens on and was traveling south on Hurstbourne. We're told when the EMS unit reached the light, it stopped. 

According to Metro EMS, the ambulance then attempted a right turn, but was hit by a black Ford pick up truck traveling east bound. It was an impact so powerful, the truck struck a utility pole and was knocked on its side. 

Christian England was too close for comfort. He was on his bicycle waiting for the lights to change. 

"It was coming towards me, so I dropped my bike and got out of the way and he came right across where I was standing," said England. 

The passenger in the truck was also taken the hospital, but the driver was trapped inside. It took emergency crews more than an hour to get him out. 

For several witnesses on the scene, one thing stands out about the truck driver right before the crash. "He was going very, very fast," said England.

At this time there is not an update on the driver and passenger's conditions. We were told they were taken to University Hospital. At this time, no charges have been filed. 

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