Mike Wilbur


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – An ambulance was hit Thursday morning by a slow-moving train in Knoxville.

WATE 6 On Your Side reporter Kirstie Crawford witnessed the accident near the intersection of Grand Avenue and World’s Fair Park Drive.

The Lifeguard ambulance went over the train tracks and was clipped by the train. The conductor says the train was only going about 10 miles per hour.

There was no patient in the back of the ambulance at the time.

The ambulance company sent the following statement to WATE 6 On Your Side:

“We are glad no one was hurt and there was only minor damage. The incident is under investigation but our policy does require that ambulances stop and the driver looks both ways at rail crossings.”

Crawford said the ambulance did not stop before crossing the railroad tracks.

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