Man critically injured in crash involving Bell Ambulance, MCTS bus near 54th and Villard

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Updated: 11:07 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8. 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- One of two EMTs hurt in a crash near 54th and Villard in Milwaukee remains critically injured. 

The crash happened Tuesday, Dec. 7, when a Milwaukee County Transit System bus collided with a parked Bell Ambulance. 

The ambulance rolled on its side.

One EMT involved in the crash has been released from the hospital. The other remains in critical condition. 

The crash remains under investigation.


Published: 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police are investigating a serious crash involving a Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus and a Bell ambulance Tuesday, Dec. 7. 

It happened near 54th and Villard around 11:37 a.m. 

Police say the MCTS bus collided with a parked ambulance, causing the ambulance to roll on its side. 

An occupant of the ambulance, a 30-year-old man, sustained life-threatening injuries and remains in critical condition. Two other occupants of the ambulance sustained non-fatal injuries. 

The bus driver also suffered non-fatal injuries. 


We Energies was called to the area as a power line was impacted by the crash. They say a handful of customers will be out of power while that pole is being replaced. 

Milwaukee County Transit Services says they are cooperating with the police investigation, adding "Everyone at MCTS is following the situation closely as details emerge. Our hearts go out to all involved."

In a statement released Tuesday evening, Bell Ambulance said in part, "Our thoughts and prayers are with our two employees and all other injured parties."

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