Police car, ambulance involved in wreck en route to crash

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A police car and an ambulance were involved in a collision on their way to another wreck in Avondale early Friday morning. By Catherine Holland A police car and an ambulance were involved in a collision on their way to another wreck in Avondale early Friday morning. By Catherine Holland
A police car and an ambulance were involved in a collision on their way to another wreck in Avondale early Friday morning. By Catherine Holland A police car and an ambulance were involved in a collision on their way to another wreck in Avondale early Friday morning. By Catherine Holland
A police car and an ambulance were involved in a collision on their way to another wreck in Avondale early Friday morning. By Catherine Holland A police car and an ambulance were involved in a collision on their way to another wreck in Avondale early Friday morning. By Catherine Holland
A police car and an ambulance were involved in a collision on their way to another wreck in Avondale early Friday morning. By Catherine Holland A police car and an ambulance were involved in a collision on their way to another wreck in Avondale early Friday morning. By Catherine Holland
A police car and an ambulance were involved in a collision on their way to another wreck in Avondale early Friday morning. By Catherine Holland A police car and an ambulance were involved in a collision on their way to another wreck in Avondale early Friday morning. By Catherine Holland

AVONDALE -- A police car and an ambulance were involved in a collision on their way to another wreck in Avondale early Friday morning.

The original wreck, which happened at about 7 a.m. and involved a car and an SUV, shut down in the intersection of 107th Avenue and McDowell Road.

Rescue crews on the scene of that accident said one person needed to be extricated from the car. That person and a second victim, both Department of Corrections employees who were on their way to work, were taken to the hospital. The nature of their injuries was not immediately available.

The three people who were in the SUV walked away unhurt.

According to Avondale police, one of their cruisers was on its way to that wreck and had slowed down to start a traffic control when an ambulance heading to the same scene hit the police car.

The ambulance was not going too fast at the time, so the damage to the vehicles was minor and no injuries were reported.

A one mile-stretch of 107th Avenue from McDowell Road to just south of Interstate 10 was closed down for the investigation into both wrecks. Police re-opened the street shortly before 8 a.m.