BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn — An ambulance in New York City as part of a Federal Emergency Management Agency initiative to help agencies slammed by the coronavirus collided with another vehicle and overturned, officials said Sunday.
The vehicles collided near 18th Avenue and 52nd Street, police said. Officers responded just after midnight. The ambulance crew was checked out. They are OK. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening.
The ambulance was from American Medical Response, part of a FEMA contract that has brought more than 250 additional ambulances to New York City.
The coronavirus crisis is taxing New York City’s 911 system like never before. Operators pick up a call every 15.5 seconds.
Panicked voices tell of loved ones in declining health. The system is so overwhelmed, the city has started sending text and tweet alerts urging