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Traffic Incident at Dowling and Jefferson

May 21, 2006 -- Investigators assigned to the Mobility Incident Management Division are investigating an injury accident involving a Houston Fire Department EMS vehicle and a citizen's vehicle. This accident occurred in the intersection of Dowling and Jefferson at approximately 2:30 AM on May 21, 2006. The accident injured two paramedics and the citizen driving the other vehicle.

Mobility Division Police Officer T. Houston reports:

Paramedics assigned to an EMS squad were en route to an emergency call and traveling southbound on Dowling when the private vehicle, traveling eastbound on Jefferson, ran the red light and struck the EMS vehicle in the side. The resulting impact caused the EMS vehicle to overturn. The two paramedics were transported to Hermann Hospital and the citizen was transported to St Joseph's hospital. All three were reported to be in good condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation into this accident is continuing and no charges have been filed at this time.

Incident # 79183806

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.