METRORail, ambulance collide in downtown Houston; 5 hurt, including firefighter

HOUSTON – Multiple people were hurt after a METRORail and Houston Fire Department ambulance collided while the ambulance was making a turn in downtown Houston Tuesday, the METRO Police Department said.

It happened in the 6500 block of Fannin Street at around 9 p.m.

Police said the ambulance was transporting a patient at the time of the incident. That patient received additional injuries as a result of the crash, according to officers.

Investigators said one firefighter onboard the ambulance was transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

Four passengers inside the METRORail were transported to the hospital and some self-transported by foot, officers said.

METRO PD says all of the trains have cameras and they are requesting video to further investigate.

The train was up and running again after the crash with only a 24-minute delay.

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