Driver of SUV that collided with Auburn ambulance had suspended license

    <p>Anambulance crash in Auburn sent two people to the hospital Monday night. (Auburn Police Department) {/p}

    AUBURN (WGME) -- Two people were taken to the hospital Monday night after their SUV collided with an ambulance in Auburn.

    It happened around 8 p.m. on Center Street.

    Auburn police said an ambulance was responding to a medical emergency with lights and sirens on when it struck a 2008 Dodge Durango driven by 72-year-old Edwards Jones, of Wilton.

    According to police, Jones was turning left onto Center Street from a driveway and failed to yield the right of way to the ambulance.

    Jones and his passenger were transported to Central Maine Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.

    The driver of the ambulance, firefighter Mark Tripp, and his passenger, Lieutenant Stephen Coombs were not injured in the crash.

    Both vehicles sustained serious damage in the crash.

    Police said Jones, whose driver’s license was under suspension at the time of the crash, was charged with operating after suspension.

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