FARGO - Three people involved in an ambulance rollover five miles west of here were transported to MeritCare Hospital this afternoon, the Highway Patrol said.
A Jamestown, N.D., ambulance carrying three personnel and an elderly male patient was headed east on Interstate 94 when it rolled at mile marker 341 shortly before 3 p.m., said Sgt. Troy Hischer.
The driver lost control after crossing an icy bridge, Hischer said. The ambulance did a complete roll through the median and landed on its wheels in the westbound lane of I-94.
The elderly male remained in the gurney when the ambulance turned over, but he did suffer a head injury, Hischer said. It's unknown why he was being transported to Fargo.
The two ambulance personnel in the back appeared to suffer head, neck and back injuries, Hischer said.
"They were tossed around pretty good," he said.
All three were taken to MeritCare Hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown, but Hischer said all three were talking at the scene.
The driver was not taken to the hospital.
The Highway Patrol likely will not release the names until Tuesday because of the number of crashes troopers have been responding to today, Hischer said.
"The roads are extremely icy out there in the rural interstate areas," he said. "This storm has definitely tested our abilities to cover all these crashes."