Four people were hospitalized after a car crashed head-on with an ambulance that was transporting a patient to the hospital Friday evening, August 9.
The crash happened just after 5:30 on Route 151 in Falmouth, very near Hamilton Tree & Landscape.
Falmouth fire officials reported that the ambulance had its emergency lights on, and multiple cars had pulled over to the shoulder of the road. One vehicle -- a Toyota Camry -- did not. Police said it crossed the center line to avoid cars on the shoulder and collided head-on with the ambulance. The impact caused the ambulance to swerve and hit a Jeep Grand Cherokee before landing on its driver’s side, Falmouth police said.
At the time of the crash, the Mashpee ambulance was transporting a patient to Falmouth Hospital.
A total of six people were evaluated at the scene, with four being taken to local hospitals. All four suffered non-life threatening injuries, Falmouth fire officials reported.
The road was closed for several hours and traffic was detoured to ancillary roads in the area while investigators worked the scene.
Safety personnel from fire departments in Bourne, Sandwich, Cotuit and Centerville/Osterville/Marstons Mills all assisted at the scene.
The police are still investigating the crash.