Four people including two firefighters injured when ambulance and vehicle collide

Four people, including two firefighters, were injured Monday morning when an ambulance responding to a medical call crashed into a car in a North Hollywood intersection, officials said.

All four people were transported to the hospital: the two civilians with noncritical injuries and the two firefighters with minor injuries, said L.A. fire spokesman Cecil Manresa. The ambulance is no longer drivable and was being picked up, he said.

The woman driving the car will be cited for "failure to yield to an emergency vehicle," said LAPD Sgt. Mitzi Fierro.

The collision occurred at 9:22 a.m. at the intersection of Vanowen Street and Vineland Avenue in North Hollywood, Manresa said. The ambulance was responding to a request for an ambulance made by another fire department unit at an incident on Vanowen Street, Manresa said.

"They were driving down the street, got into the intersection, the lights and sirens were on, they started making their turn, and hit the lady," Fierro said.

"It was a really clear intersection, and she had an ample view [of the oncoming ambulance], she just didn't yield," Fierro said.

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