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FHP: Ambulance hits car on way to a 911 call; five had minor injuries

SEBRING - A Highlands County EMS ambulance headed to a 911 call had a collision with a Kia Optima 11:30 a.m. Sunday, and five people ended up with minor injuries, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Paramedic Dana A. Davidson, 49, Sebring, was driving the ambulance southbound on Westminister Road approaching Krouse Street, the FHP states, while the Kia was going east on Krouse Street, approaching the intersection of Westminister Road.
Davidson did not stop at a stop sign, and was in the direct path of the Kia, which collided with the right side of the ambulance, the report states.
The ambulance came to a final rest on Westminister Road while the Kia ended up in a ditch in the southwest corner of the intersection, FHP adds.
Davidson and EMT Jennifer Sapp, 34, who was a passenger, were taken to Florida Hospital Heartland with minor injuries.
Harvey B. Craven III, Emergency Medical Services director, said he is waiting on a damage estimate. Davidson and Sapp are doing fine, he added.
The driver of the Kia, William Westergom, 44, of Sebring, was also taken to Florida Hospital Heartland with minor injuries, along with passengers Jennifer Westergom, 43, and Brian Westergom, 17.