Newport News ambulance rear-ends vehicle in Hampton

Posted at 1:23 PM, Dec 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-11 13:23:47-05

Hampton, Va. – Three people have been taken to the hospital after a Newport News ambulance rear-ended a vehicle, according to police.

It happened at West Mercury Boulevard and Coliseum Drive.

Investigators say a blue Ford Explorer stopped in the left turn lane of West Mercury Boulevard was rear-ended by the ambulance.

Three people who were in the Explorer were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The emergency equipment was not activated at the time because the medic was driving one non-emergent patient.

The driver of the ambulance was issued a summons for following the car too close.