Monday, April 11, 2005

Teen Driver Accused Of Crashing Into Ambulance While Drunk

An 18-year-old Monona man faces several charges after a crash with an ambulance Friday.

Matthew A. Clark is charged with failing to yield to an emergency vehicle, causing injury while under the influence of an intoxicant or controlled substance and under-aged drinking, Madison police said.

Clark hit a City of Madison Fire Department ambulance, which had its lights flashing and sirens on, shortly before 3 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Gorham and Broom streets.

The ambulance was going through the intersection on a yellow flashing light, and Clark's vehicle went through a red flashing light striking the ambulance, police said.

A passenger in Clark's vehicle was injured.



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