Three people were injured and two vehicles were towed after an ambulance and a van collided Tuesday afternoon at 10th and Jackson streets in Huntingburg. Huntingburg police say the ambulance driven by Christopher Miller, was eastbound on 10th Street responding to an emergency run just before 2 pm. Police say a van driven by Cynthia Leinenbach was southbound on Jackson Street and the vehicles collided in the intersection. Police say Leinenbach’s van was pushed into the front yard of a residence in the southeast corner of the intersection. The ambulance stopped in the southeast corner of the intersection at the curb just inches from striking a utility pole.
Leinenbach and two unidentified passengers were taken by another ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Jasper. Miller and a partner escaped injury. Police say the two ambulance workers treated those injured in Leinenbach’s van while waiting for emergency responders to arrive at the scene.
The Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department, at least one Indiana conservation officer, wreckers from Kars and Styline Diesel Service and Memorial Hospital EMS assisted.