Ambulance crashes on slick southwest Va road

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NICKELSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say three people were injured when an ambulance crashed on a slick southwest Virginia road.

The single-vehicle crash took place Thursday morning in Scott County when the Nickelsville Volunteer Rescue Squad ambulance ran off the right side of Route 71, struck a rock ledge and overturned onto its side.

Officials say the ambulance was not on an emergency transport, but did have an adult female patient onboard that was headed for Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn.

The driver of the ambulance, a medic and the patient were all transported to Holston Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The road at the site of the crash was snow-covered but police say other sections of the road were clear. The crash remains under investigation.

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