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Ambulance transporting patient struck by vehicle in Beaverton

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BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) -

An ambulance transporting a patient to a local hospital was struck by another vehicle Thursday night.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said the crash involving the Metro West ambulance and a pickup truck happened around 6:30 p.m. at Southwest Western Avenue and Southwest Beaverton Hillsdale Highway.

Beaverton police said the pickup truck driver admitted to running a red light and was cited.

FOX 12 spoke with a supervisor at Round Table Pizza across the street, Patricia Thompson, who says there have been times when the intersection outside their business gets dangerous.

“We didn’t pay much attention till the ambulance and the sirens started going and then it’s like, 'Oh curiosity.' To see it right down the street, it’s kind of unsettling," she said.

Thompson says she told her employees delivering pizza Thursday night to be on high alert, and to use an alternate route.

Though Beaverton Hillsdale Highway is a busy street, she says crashes like this don't happen often. 

Metro West said three crew members and the patient were transported to local hospitals for treatment and evaluation. The pickup truck driver was not injured.

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