Two paramedics were injured after a car struck the ambulance in which they were working to save a person suffering from a medical emergency.
The accident happened just after 1 p.m. Friday at Ecorse and Haggerty roads in Van Buren Township.
According to the Michigan State Police, the paramedics were in the Huron Valley Ambulance ambulance helping the patient, and a Van Buren firefighter was behind the wheel. The ambulance slowed as it approached the intersection, police said.
"Once within the intersection, another motorist struck the ambulance rolling (it) to its side," reads a post on the Michigan State Police @mspmetrodet Twitter account. "A paramedic within the back was critically injured with a head injury."
Another ambulance took the injured people to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.
Later, police tweeted an update that the two EMS workers—a 25-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man—were in stable condition. The woman had a broken nose, head laceration, a possible broken shoulder/collarbone, and bruises. The man had bruising, swelling on the arms and head and possible pelvis injury.
Police tweeted that the patient, a 79-year-old woman, "was alive upon transport to hospital but has a non-life sustaining brain bleed due to original reason for transport (stroke) and is in very critical condition."
The firefighter complained of neck and back pain.
Police also said that the 69-year-old female driver who was at fault in the crash suffered a broken ankle.