5 Injured in Crash Involving Medic


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 5 people including three Medic employees were injured around 12:30 Friday morning in a crash involving an ambulance.

Medic says they were parked at North Tryon Street / West Mallard Creek Church Road treating a patient when a driver struck them. That driver has been identified as 19-year-old Brian Ogbonna. Police say Ogbonna was driving a black Nissan Altima on Mallard Creek Church Road, ran a red light and crashed into the Medic truck. The collision caused the back of the Medic truck to separate from the frame.

One medic employee was seriously injured and two others were also hurt. All three are in stable condition. The initial patient who was being treated for a non-related incident as well as the driver who struck them were also taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Medic says its crew was discharged and are at home recovering.

Detectives have obtained warrants for Ogbonna for felony failure to move over and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Police say speed was a factor in the crash. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.