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Tri-Town/Ulysses ambulance struck head-on, other driver seriously hurt

Pennsylvania State Police say a man suffered a possible serious injury when the truck he was driving slammed head-on into a Tri-Town ambulance. The crash happened at 9:55 Tuesday morning on North Main Street in Coudersport. Troopers said 53-year-old Felix Gutierrez of Coudersport was southbound when he saw a Tri-Town Ambulance approaching with its emergency lights activated. Gutierrez applied his brakes causing his truck to slide into the oncoming lane. The head-on collision caused disabling damage to both vehicles. Gutierrez and two passengers in the ambulance were taken to UPMC Cole. The ambulance passengers sustained only "minor injuries," according to State Police. The driver of the ambulance was listed as Gary O. Erway, 72, of Ulysses. All occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. No charges were filed according to the crash report.
UPDATE: The passengers in the ambulance were identified as Pamela J. Bodo, 69, of Ulysses and Belinda S. Empson, 61, of Ulysses. Troopers said both sustained suspected minor injuries.

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