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FIRST ON 3: Driver flown to hospital after car crashes with ambulance

SHALLOTTE, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County Emergency Services says two people were taken to the hospital after an ambulance and a car crashed at the intersection of US 17 and Main Street in Shallotte. It happened around 9 a.m.

Rescue crews had to cut the driver of the car involved in the crash out of the vehicle. That driver was airlifted to New Hanover Regional, Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Anthony Marzano said.

Marzano said the ambulance crew from AmeriTech was taking a non-emergency case to a hospital when it happened. The patient was taken by a Brunswick County ambulance to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

Highway Patrol is investigating. No word on who caused the crash.

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