The Kansas City Star
One person is dead and two are suffering critical injuries after a Johnson County, Missouri, ambulance overturned Sunday in Kansas City, authorities said.
The crash happened at about 4:09 p.m. Sunday as an ambulance driver headed north on US 71 Highway, near the intersection of Bannister Road, Capt. Corey Carlisle, a spokesman with the Kansas City Police Department, said in an email to media.
“On the Bannister Road Overpass, the driver lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway to the left, and overturned twice,” Carlisle said.
The ambulance came to a stop in the grassy median between the northbound and southbound lanes of US 71 Highway.
The patient who was being transported in the back of the ambulance at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Two medical personnel who were in the ambulance when it crashed were hospitalized with critical injuries, Carlisle said.
This is the 26th fatal crash this year in Kansas City, according to data from the Kansas City Police Department.
No other information was immediately available.
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