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Ambulance driver cited in Milton crash

Posted on 19 February 2010 by wyoskibum

MILTON, MA — An ambulance driver has been cited for running a red light and causing a crash that injured six people late Thursday night, police said.

The ambulance’s emergency lights and siren were being used, but the driver, Steven McCarthy, 29, of Franklin, did not stop for a red light, as required by law, before driving through the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Dollar Lane, Deputy Milton Police Chief Charles Paris said.

The ambulance, owned by McCall’s Ambulance of Brockton, collided with a Honda that was turning from Dollar Lane onto Blue Hill Avenue at about 11:45 p.m. Thursday2/11, Paris said.

McCarthy and his partner, whose name was not released, were taken to Quincy Medical Center.  A patient in the ambulance was taken to the hospital where he had been going, and was not believed to have been injured.
The Honda driver, Jill Connors, 17, of Dedham, was taken to Boston Medical Center for evaluation, Paris said. Three others from her car, all in their late teens, were taken to nearby  hospitals. The teens are from Scituate, Quincy and Weymouth but their names were not released.

None of the injuries appeared to ber life-threatening, Paris said.


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