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Driver, three occupants hurt when ambulance tips over, police say

The driver and three occupants were hurt when

The driver and three occupants were hurt when the Rocky Point Fire Department ambulance they rode in struck a curb and tipped over in Port Jefferson Station on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Credit: Andrew Tetreault

The driver and three occupants of a Rocky Point Fire Department ambulance were injured Thursday evening when the vehicle struck a curb and tipped over in Port Jefferson Station, Suffolk County Police Assistant Commissioner Justin Meyers said.

The 7:09 p.m. accident occurred when the ambulance, which was en route to Stony Brook University Hospital, was traveling west on Nesconset Highway and swerved to avoid a collision with an oncoming car at Sara Circle, police said.

The ambulance crashed into the curb and overturned, injuring the driver, an emergency medical technician, a patient and the patient’s relative.

They were treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

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