EMS truck collides with Manatee County driver who fails to yeild to an emergency vehicle

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Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 6:29 am | Updated: 6:39 am, Wed Jul 24, 2013.

Manatee County- A Palmetto woman was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries after Florida Highway Patrol troopers say she collided with a EMS ambulance Tuesday morning.

It happened at 17th St W and 1st Avenue around 10a.m.  According to a FHP report, the driver, Mildred Freemon was traveling eastbound on 17th street, when an EMS truck, with lights and sirens on, pulled up behind her attempting to pass.  Freemon reportedly did not move out of the way, so the ambulance attempted to pull around Freemon's car on the left side.  At that moment Freemon attempted to make a left turn and collided with the emergency vehicle.

Freemon was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.  No one else was injured in the crash. Freemon is charged with "Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle."

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