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CHICAGO (STMW) - Six people, including two fire department members, were hospitalized Saturday afternoon when an SUV crashed into an ambulance taking a patient to a hospital in the Hamilton Park neighborhood.

The crash happened about 2:05 p.m. when an ambulance en route to a hospital collided with an SUV at 7433 S. Morgan St., Fire Media Affairs Chief Kevin MacGregor said.

The ambulance had two fire department personnel, a patient and two family members inside at the time of the crash, MacGregor said.

The initial patient and the family members were take in good to fair condition to Saint Bernard Hospital and the fire department personnel were taken to University of Chicago Hospitals with non-life-threatening injuires.

The SUV crashed into a light post after striking the ambulance, and the woman driver was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good to fair condition with leg pains, MacGregor said.

The crash prompted and EMS Plan 1 response, which automatically sends five ambulances to the scene. It was secured about 2:30 p.m.

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