Crash Involving Emergency Vehicle

Title: Traffic Crash involving a Sunstar Emergency Vehicle

Case Number: 2022-55956
When: July 29, 2022
Where: 49th Street/118th Avenue
Arrested: N/A
Charges- Pending investigation
Vehicle One: Blue BMW
Vehicle Two: Sunstar Emergency Vehicle

On July 29, 2022, at approximately 1646 hours, A Sunstar Emergency Vehicle was travelling southbound on 49th Street approaching 118th Avenue and attempting to clear the intersection as it was transporting a critically ill patient. At the same time a Blue BMW was travelling eastbound on 118th Avenue approaching 49th Street. The vehicles collided in the intersection and the Sunstar vehicle flipped onto its side.

There were five (5) total occupants in the Sunstar vehicle including the original patient, three (3) Sunstar employees and one (1) St. Petersburg Fire Paramedic. The Sunstar employees and paramedic are in stable condition. The patient originally being transported remains in critical condition. All were transported to Bayfront Medical Center.

Two occupants in the BMW refused to be transported to the hospital.
There are no charges at this time, this is an active and ongoing THI (Traffic Homicide Investigation).

There is no additional information expected to be released at this time.

Released by Sgt. R. Pohl, PIO