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4 escape injury when Alachua County Fire Rescue ambulance slams into semi-truck

Four people escaped injury Monday when an Alachua County Fire Rescue ambulance collided with a tractor-trailer that was parked in the emergency lane of Interstate 75.

The ambulance was traveling northbound on I-75 in the outside lane at Mile Marker 354 at 11:55 p.m. when it veered off the roadway. The ambulance then collided with the rear portion of the parked semi’s trailer, left the roadway onto the right shoulder and overturned, a Florida Highway Patrol report states.

The ambulance came to rest on its side with its front facing south on the right shoulder. The 19-year-old driver of Satellite Beach was cited for failure to maintain his lane, the FHP report says.

In addition to the ambulance driver, a 29-year-old male passenger and a 66-year-old male passenger, both of Gainesville, escaped injury. The 63-year-old male driver of the tractor-trailer, of Miami, also wasn’t injured. Everyone involved in the crash was wearing their seat belts, according to the FHP report.

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