A 12-year-old girl was hospitalized after she was hit by an city Emergency Medical Services ambulance en route to an emergency call in the Forest Hills section of Jamaica Plain on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
The EMS ambulance was traveling along Washington Street with its emergency lights and sirens on when the girl “ran out in front” of the ambulance, according to Boston Police, citing statements provided by an EMS personnel on the ambulance.
The ambulance driver swerved sharply to the right to try to avoid the girl, police said. The vehicle struck a parked car and also hit the girl in the area of 3704 Washington St., police said. The incident took place around noon Sunday.
The girl’s mother told officers at the scene that she had pulled over and let her daughter out of her car, according to police. The mother said her daughter was crossing the street when the ambulance hit her.
The girl was transported to Boston Children’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being treated on scene, police said.
The EMS driver, a woman, was treated on scene and brought to Carney Hospital for “stress related injuries,” police said.
Police said there is no crosswalk where the girl was hit. That busy section of Washington Street just outside the Forest Hills MBTA station, features two travel lanes in each direction and parallel parking along both edges of the roadway. No citations were issued, police said.