City ambulance down for repairs after crash

With ambulance 21 out of service, reserve ambulance 24 responded to a call downtown Saturday.

Evanston Fire Chief Brian Scott says he's still waiting for estimates on what it will cost to repair the city's ambulance 21, which was knocked out of service when it was involved in a traffic accident while on an EMS run Friday.

The accident happened at Golf Road and McCormick Boulevard shortly after 10 a.m. Scott says the two firefighter/paramedics on the ambulance and the driver of the other vehicle were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew says the driver of the other vehicle was issued a traffic citation for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

Scott says he doesn't know how long Ambulance 21 will be out of service, but that with the reserve ambulance in use, "there is no operational impact, we are fully staffed at this time."

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