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Ambulance Crashes while Heading to the Hospital

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Police in Des Moines, West Des Moines and neighboring communities reported about 100 weather-related crashes during Saturday’s snow storm.

A crash in West Des Moines had multiple patients transported to the hospital. One of those patients was involved in a second accident when their ambulance was on its way to the hospital.

Des Moines medics rushed the original patient to the hospital, along with a passenger in the car that hit the ambulance.

The crew was not hurt. The ambulance sustained enough damage that it will be out of service for the time being.