One person was killed Friday afternoon when a car rear-ended an ambulance in Southeast Washington, according to police and fire department officials.
Details of the crash, which occurred about 2 p.m. at 12th Street and Southern Avenue, were not immediately available. Police said that up to four vehicles were involved.
Lon Walls, the communication director for the D.C. Fire Department, said
a car struck an ambulance that was stopped at a red light. A person in that car died in the crash; authorities said. Their identity was not immediately available.
Two paramedics were taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries, according to Walls; the car that hit their ambulance overturned and burst into flames, officials said.
Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the crash.
A child who was trapped in one of the cars, police said, but was pulled out. The extent of the child’s injuries could not immediately be ascertained.