The driver of a stolen Jeep crashed into a West Metro Fire Rescue ambulance in Lakewood Sunday night, rolling the emergency vehicle and sending the two paramedics inside to the hospital, authorities said.
There were no patients in the ambulance at the time of the crash and the crew was heading for a non-emergency call at the time, West Metro officials said. said in a tweet.
The incident began around 5:40 p.m. when Lakewood police located a Jeep that had been reported stolen on West 14th Avenue and Reed Street, according to a Lakewood Police Department press release.
Officers approached the Jeep on foot, but the driver accelerated, Lakewood police said. Officers did not pursue the Jeep, police said, but as the driver fled, they rammed the ambulance.
Three people inside the stolen Jeep were arrested and hospitalized with injuries, Lakewood police said.
The theft and crash of the Jeep is still under investigation.
Both paramedics have since been released from hospital and are “doing well,” West Metro officials said in a tweet.