Ambulance hits teen bicyclists in median, kills 1

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BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (AP) — One teenager was killed and two were injured when an ambulance struck them as they were riding bicycles in the median of U.S. 25 in Knox County.

According to Kentucky State Police, dispatchers received a 911 call at about 9:55 p.m. on Saturday saying an ambulance was involved in a collision. Police say the ambulance was carrying a patient when it dropped off the roadway and hit the teens.

One was pronounced dead at the scene and two were taken to Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin, where they were treated and released.

A spokeswoman for the hospital said two ambulance workers and their patient also were admitted. The patient was treated there. One worker was treated and released. The other was treated and transferred.

Troopers are investigating the crash.

 

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