Pickup Truck Crashes Into Ambulance

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    Two paramedics escaped serious injury when deputies say a pickup truck crashed into the back of a CareFlite ambulance.

    Two paramedics needed help themselves Friday morning after a pickup crashed into their ambulance.

    It happened just before 1 a.m. along south RL Thornton Freeway near Beckley.

    The CareFlite ambulance was traveling southbound at a normal speed without lights and sirens when it was hit from behind by a pickup truck.

    The ambulance spun several times and went off the highway while the pickup crashed into the center wall.

    The medics suffered minor injuries and are expected to be okay. The pickup driver was not hurt.

    Dallas County sheriff's deputies took the pickup driver into custody and are investigating if he was impaired.

    Southbound lanes of RL Thornton Freeway were closed for about 30 minutes for the crash investigation and cleanup.