Lebanon News

5 injured in Red Cross, ISF vehicle collision

A convoy of Lebanese Red Cross ambulances escorted by Lebanese police vehicles arrive at Beirut international airport, March 2, 2012. (AP/Hussein Malla/File)

BEIRUT: Five people were injured when a Lebanese Red Cross ambulance carrying a person in critical condition to the hospital collided with an Internal Security Forces vehicle that was on patrol in Sidon, a source told The Daily Star.

Early Saturday morning the ambulance was carrying a patient who had suffered a heart attack. While en route to Hammoud Hospital University Medical Center, it collided with an ISF patrol office, injuring two officers and three Red Cross paramedics, the source said.

Another Red Cross team rushed to the scene to finish transporting the patient. The patient later died at the hospital, the state-run National News Agency reported.

The ISF is investigating the incident.





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