- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Firefighters have rescued two people inside an ambulance that slid into a Louisiana canal.

NOLA.com reports (http://bit.ly/2qR8o89 ) East Bank firefighters helped a patient being transported and the driver out of an ambulance after it entered a canal in Metairie on Monday morning.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Col. John Fortunato says the driver told investigators he was turning onto a road when he had to swerve to avoid hitting another vehicle that turned in front of him. The ambulance hit a curb, turned onto its side and slid into a canal running along the road.

Fortunato says the patient was taken in another ambulance to a hospital in New Orleans. The driver was also transported and treated at a local hospital.

Their conditions were not immediately available.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

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