Ambulance involved in crash in front of high school

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two paramedics are recovering from minor injuries after their ambulance was involved in a crash Wednesday morning.

It happened in front of Riverside High School in Belle.

A deputy with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office tells WSAZ it happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

The ambulance was heading east with its lights and siren on, responding to a 911 call. It slowed down as it approached an intersection.

A truck was heading west, deputies say, and did not yield to the ambulance. The truck turned across the eastbound lanes toward the high school and the vehicles crashed.

Both paramedics inside the ambulance were taken to the hospital. Deputies say their injuries are minor. No patients were inside the ambulance.

The damage to the ambulance itself is a different story. It has significant damage from the crash.

The truck driver was OK and continued on to the school. Deputies did not say if the driver was a student, employee, parent, etc. Only one person was in the truck.

Investigators do not plan to file any charges.

It's unclear at this point what happened with the original 911 call the paramedics were responding to, but WSAZ is working to learn more.

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