Ambulance runs over police officer, woman while responding to medical distress call

By News Staff

An ambulance called to assist a woman in distress struck both the woman in question and the police officer helping her early Sunday morning, according to Edmonton police.

Officers came across a woman in medical distress in a parking lot near 101 Street and 82 Avenue around 2 a.m. They provided first aid and called EMS to assist.

When the ambulance arrived, police say it ran over the 25-year-old woman and an officer “while driving around the police patrol vehicle.”

Both the woman and officer were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries by another ambulance.

The EPS major collision investigations section is investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call 780-423-4567 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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