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Bend Police respond to crash involving ambulance (Photo) - 09/29/22

Date: Sept. 29, 2022

Case #: 2022-00058563

Incident: Vehicle vs. ambulance crash

Date / Time of Incident: Sept. 29, 2022 / 11:08 a.m. 

Location: Intersection of U.S. Highway 20 and NE 27th Street

At approximately 11:08 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, Bend Police responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of NE 27th Street and U.S. Highway 20 in Bend. 

Upon arrival, officers determined that a Klamath County ambulance and a blue Subaru WRX had collided at the intersection. An investigation found that the ambulance was traveling northbound and transporting a critical patient to St. Charles Medical Center. After stopping at the red light at the intersection, the ambulance changed its siren pitch and continued northbound. The Subaru, traveling westbound on a green light, continued into the intersection not realizing the ambulance was traveling through the intersection. The ambulance hit the Subaru.

A Bend Fire & Rescue ambulance responded to the scene and transferred the critical patient to the hospital. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. One person suffered minor injuries. 

Bend Police’s crash reconstruction team responded to the scene and conducted an investigation that restricted traffic flow westbound and southbound until about 1 p.m. 

The Oregon Department of Transportation and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist with the crash. We appreciate their assistance. 

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