Two B.C. Ambulance paramedics were injured in a multiple vehicle accident on Hwy. 101 Tuesday afternoon.
Shortly before 3 p.m. on April 5, Sunshine Coast RCMP responded to the two-vehicle collision in the 4900 block of Hwy. 101, involving an ambulance and a commercial vehicle.
"Witnesses at the scene told police that the ambulance was headed northbound with its lights and siren on and that the flat bed trailer of the commercial vehicle, heading south, swung wide across the centre line, making contact with the ambulance and sending it into the ditch," said Const. Kurt Rosenberg. "After impact with the ambulance, the truck and trailer took out a telephone pole before coming to rest some 100 metres down the road."
The 32-year-old driver of the commercial vehicle from the Lower Mainland was not injured.
The driver of the ambulance was airlifted to hospital in Vancouver.
"The two ambulance attendants, both local residents, were injured in the crash with serious but non-life threatening injuries," added Rosenberg.
"At the time of the crash, the ambulance was responding to a call and did not have anyone with them."
A traffic analyst and commercial vehicle inspector from Vancouver attended the scene to provide assistance. The highway was closed until 11 p.m. and traffic re-routed while investigators processed the scene.
Police continue to investigate.