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Paramedic injured in Coram ambulance crash, police say

The site where a vehicle and an ambulance

The site where a vehicle and an ambulance collided early Tuesday morning in Coram. Credit: Stringer News Service

An ambulance responding to a call collided with a vehicle Tuesday morning in Coram, injuring a paramedic, Suffolk County police said.

The Gordon Heights Fire Department ambulance was northbound on Route 112 with its emergency lights activated at about 1:30 a.m., police said.

At the intersection with County Road 83, the ambulance, which was transporting a patient, collided with a 2006 Subaru station wagon driven by a man heading south on 83, police said.

The ambulance had activated a device that changes traffic lights to green, but the driver of the Subaru said he was unable to stop in time, police said.

The paramedic, who was a passenger, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said. Neither the driver of the ambulance nor the patient being transported was injured in the crash, police said.

No charges have been filed.

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