- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

FREEPORT, Pa. (AP) - Emergency dispatchers say three people - including an elderly patient - were being treated after the ambulance they were riding in crashed into a ditch in western Pennsylvania.

Armstrong County 911 dispatchers say a medical helicopter was initially thought to be necessary, but wasn’t called after crews responded on the ground to the crash in South Buffalo Township. That’s about 30 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

The crash was reported about 10:50 a.m. Wednesday.

A dispatch supervisor couldn’t say whether the patient in the ambulance was being transported during an emergency call or was simply being moved for another reason. The others injured in the crash were the driver and another ambulance employee.

The extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately clear and authorities didn’t release the names of the victims.

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