Tanker truck and ambulance crash in Stafford Co.; 4 hurt

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A tanker slammed into an ambulance in Stafford County, Virginia, on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (Courtesy NBC Washington) (Courtesy NBC Washington)
(Courtesy Stafford County Sheriff's Office)
One patient and three crew members on board the ambulance went to the hospital, the sheriff’s office said. (Courtesy Stafford County Sheriff’s Office) (Courtesy Stafford County Sheriff's Office)
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The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash involving a tanker truck and an ambulance. (Courtesy NBC Washington) (Courtesy NBC Washington)
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An ambulance was destroyed in a collision with a tanker truck. Four people sustained injuries. (Courtesy NBC Washington) (Courtesy NBC Washington)
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(Courtesy Stafford County Sheriff's Office)
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Photo shows an ambulance after an serious accident

WASHINGTON — A tanker truck collided with a private ambulance on northbound Route 17 near Hartwood Road in Stafford County, Virginia, sending four people on the ambulance to the hospital Tuesday morning.

The crash that flipped the ambulance on its side occurred around 7 a.m., according to Stafford County Sheriff spokeswoman Amanda Vicinanzo.

One patient and three crew members on board the ambulance went to the hospital, Vicinanzo said. The sheriff’s office said that their condition is known, but aren’t releasing information about it at this time.

The driver of the tanker truck was uninjured. The truck was carrying cranberry juice, the sheriff’s office said.

The crash caused closures on the roadway; lanes were reopened around 11 a.m. The investigation to determine the cause of the accident is ongoing. Charges are also pending.

WTOP’s Teta Alim and Joslyn Chesson contributed to this report.


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