According to Rome Police Chief Elaine Snow and Rome police officer Ben Rigas:
The ambulance was westbound on Redmond, attempting to make a left turn onto Timothy Street with a non-emergency patient being brought to the Foot Care Center at that intersection.
An eastbound truck was stopped at the intersection, possibly to allow the ambulance to make the turn, and the truck apparently blocked the ambulance driver’s view of the vehicle in the outside lane of westbound traffic, Rigas said.
The ambulance sustained minor damages to the front-left grill area.
The ambulance driver, Robert Johnson, was cited for failure to yield.
The female driver of the Ford Crown Victoria, Dolly Dyer, who had to be removed from the wreckage, was also taken to Redmond, where she was treated and released. Clifford Shaw, a passenger in the Crown Victoria, was also treated and released from Redmond.
The patient inside the ambulance, Robert Shaw, was not hurt during the crash and was taken to the Foot Center.