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UPDATE: Several people injured in Do. Co. ambulance crash



The driver of a pick up truck which collided with an ambulance remains in the hospital tonight.

Dougherty County Police says Christopher Barfield is in serious condition at Phoebe Putney hospital. Police say Barfield was driving a pick-up truck near the 1800 block of County Line Road Saturday afternoon when he turned left, in front of a Dougherty County EMS unit that was attempting to pass the truck.

Authorities say Erskin Livingston, who was driving the ambulance and his passenger, Victor Allen suffered minor injuries.  The passenger in the truck was also treated for minor injures.  Police say a 2 month-old and 1 year-old child were also in the truck, they were not injured.

"When you see an emergency vehicle approaching you from the rear the best thing you can do and it's also in compliance with what the law says, is to go to the right, allow us to go past and it makes it a lot easier on everybody," said Corporal Ted Wertz with the Dougherty County Police Department.

The ambulance was responding to a traffic crash and had lights and sirens on. 

Charges against Barfield for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle are pending.


Dougherty County Police are investigating a crash that happened Saturday afternoon involving an ambulance.

It happened near 1800 County Line Road in South Dougherty County around 12:30pm.   Police say a Dougherty County EMS unit was responding to a traffic crash, when the driver attempted to pass a pick-up truck, which had slowed down.  Authorities say that's when the truck made a left turn in front of the ambulance and the two vehicles collided, causing the EMS unit to roll onto its side. 

Six people were taken to the hospital for treatment.  Their injuries are not known at this time.


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