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Passenger Killed When Driver Swerved To Avoid Ambulance

A two-car crash claimed the life of a 77-year-old passenger on Wednesday, March 1.

According to the Suffolk Police Department, the crash occurred in the afternoon on the Jericho Turnpike after the driver of a 2003 Honda attempted to avoid a collision with an ambulance making a left turn into a driveway.

The driver of the vehicle swerved into oncoming traffic as the ambulance turned just before an intersection, but crashed into an oncoming vehicle. Both drivers suffered minor injuries and were transported to local hospitals – the driver of the Honda was taken to Southside Hospital for treatment, while the other driver was taken to Huntington Hospital.

However, the passenger of the Honda was transported to Southside Hospital in an ambulance with serious injuries. She was pronounced dead after she arrived at the hospital.

Suffolk PD neither clarified whether or not the ambulance was responding to an emergency call when it turned into the driveway nor who owned the vehicle.

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