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Ambulance with patient inside rolls over on northbound I-5 in Portland

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Traffic was backed up on northbound I-5 in Portland Wednesday morning after an ambulance rolled on its side near the Morrison Bridge.

The crash occurred around 5:30 a.m. as the ambulance was transporting a patient.

Portland firefighters said an AMR ambulance and a van were involved in the crash. A female patient from the van was taken to the hospital for treatment, as were the patient in the ambulance and one of the paramedics.

Firefighters said all the injuries were minor.

The right-most northbound lane of I-5 was closed due to the crash, as were the ramps from the Morrison Bridge.

In a statement, AMR said weather may have been a factor in the crash. Dense fog covered much of the Portland metro area Wednesday morning, with visibility less than a quarter of a mile in some areas. The fog was expected to lift later in the day.

AMR added that safety is a top priority for the company. "AMR takes our commitment to safety of our patients and paramedics very seriously.  Our top priority is their well-being," the company said.

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