A car-ambulance collision left three persons injured about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29, on Washington Street at Old Mill Road in Middletown, according to a news report by WTNH .

The impact flipped the ambulance onto its left side. According to Middletown Fire Department Chief John Ricci, the ambulance was not responding to an emergency.

A preliminary investigation found that the ambulance which was driving west on Washington Street and the car, which was travelling east, crashed when the car’s driver attempted to turn left onto Old Mill Road in front of the ambulance, according to Police Sgt. Scott Aresco.

The ambulance driver was Sean Piscopiello, 26, of Newington and his front seat passenger, was Timothy Cormier, 27, of Manchester, according to reports. Both were taken to Hartford Hospital following the collision. They were treated and released.

The car driver, John Lewis Sr., 65, of Middletown, was also taken to Hartford Hospital. He was treated for serious injuries.

According to the Middletown Fire Department Battalion Chief John Ricci, the crew had to cut Lewis’ car door off to remove him. One of the paramedics also was released from the ambulance when the windshield was cut out.

Investigators are still looking into the exact cause of the accident.

Because of a fuel spill of about 30 gallons of diesel fuel, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was called to clean up the spill.

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