Two people hurt after collision involving ambulance on U.S. 12

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(Photo supplied/Cass County Sheriff's Office)

Two people are recovering after a crash involving an ambulance on U.S. 12 in Cass County.

The collision happened around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29, at U.S. 12 and Reum Street when police say an 87-year-old Niles woman failed to yield and pulled out in from of the ambulance.

(Photo supplied/Cass County Sheriff’s Office)

The ambulance tried to avoid the collision, but was struck.

The elderly woman and a 35-year-old South Bend woman who was traveling in the ambulance suffered minor injuries are were taken to the hospital for treatment.

The Niles Township Fire Department, Michigan State Police, Niles Police, Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, SMCAS Ambulance, and Edwardsburg Ambulance assisted the Cass County Sheriff’s Office at the scene. Deputies say neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor in the crash.

All individuals were wearing proper safety restraints. The crash remains under investigation.

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