When you see a fire truck coming in your direction, it is natural to pull over to clear the road for the truck. After all, fire trucks must reach their destination quickly, as lives are at stake. The same could be said for ambulances; regardless of whether they are responding to a person in distress or taking someone to the hospital.
With all the emphasis on yielding to emergency vehicles, it is particularly ironic when an accident occurs between emergency vehicles. According to a number of media reports, a half dozen firefighters were hurt when an ambulance allegedly crashed into their fire truck as it passed through an intersection. The impact was strong enough to tip the 20,000 ton truck onto its side. The front end of the ambulance was also dismantled as a result of the impact.