A Polk County Fire Rescue ambulance was involved in an accident on South Florida Avenue and East Palmetto Street shortly before midnight Friday. The accident demolished the front of the former Proud Gator sports merchandise store that closed on April 25.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Carrie Horstman said the call came in at 11:50 p.m. There were no patients in the ambulance at the time.
There were four crew members on board, and all four were transported to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center with injuries including a hand fracture, fractured ribs and tibia, and minor injuries to hand and face.
The vehicle involved was unit MR002.
The accident occurred within the city of Lakeland, but because the ambulance is a county vehicle, the county requested that PCSO respond.
Horstman said South Florida Avenue was shut down from Mosswood Road to Palmetto. PCSO cleared the scene at 3:38 a.m.
No other details were immediately available.
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