Two-car crash on Mercury Boulevard involved a Newport News ambulance

Photo Courtesy: Hampton Police Division.

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A two vehicle accident on West Mercury Boulevard in Hampton is causing a slight traffic back-up for motorists traveling eastbound.

Hampton Police tweeted about the accident shortly after 1 p.m. on Friday.

An investigation into the accident revealed that a blue Ford Explorer was stopped in the lane turn lane near Coliseum Drive on the eastbound side of Mercury Boulevard when the ambulance rear-ended it.

At the time of the accident, the ambulance was transporting a non-emergent patient.

The three occupants in the Explorer were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the ambulance was issued a summons for following too close.

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