Ambulance involved in I-65 crash on near northwest side, 5 injured

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 9, 2015)– An ambulance was involved in a crash Monday night on the near northwest side.

The crash involved several vehicles and occurred just before 9:30 p.m. near West 30th Street.

Officials say a Ford truck entered I-65 SB from the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive exit and hydroplaned, causing the male driver to lose control.

The truck struck a Chrysler van, being operated by a woman with her parents as passengers. Both vehicles spun and struck an Indianapolis EMS ambulance in the left lane which struck the median.

The ambulance was transporting a patient on a non-emergency run and had three people in total on board.

The three people in the van went to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Ford truck and the paramedic driving the ambulance were uninjured. The EMT and patient were transported to the hospital. The extent of their injuries were not known.

Southbound lanes in the area were closed for about an hour and a half.