AUGUSTA — Police have not filed any charges in connection with a two-vehicle traffic accident on Route 3 early Saturday morning that sent several people to the hospital and totaled both vehicles, said Lt. Chris Read of the Augusta Police Department. One of the vehicles involved in the crash was a city ambulance that was transporting a patient at the time.

The crash occurred as the rescue vehicle, which had its lights and sirens on, stopped and then turned from Riverside Drive onto Route 3 at 8:48 a.m. Saturday morning, officials said over the weekend.

The other vehicle, a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox with four people in it, was heading east on Route 3 and collided with the ambulance. The driver of the Equinox, Federico Senence, 40, of Brunswick, did not see or hear the ambulance before striking it, according to Read.

Read did not have further information about the causes of the accident, but he said the light at that hour of day may have reduced visibility for the driver. Read said the investigation “is closed as far as I can tell.”

Senence was not injured, but two of his passengers were taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

The patient in the ambulance who was being taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center did not suffer additional injuries and was taken to the hospital in another unit, Augusta Fire Chief Roger Audette said on Sunday.

Firefighters in the rescue unit also suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital, as is protocol, and were released. The ambulance was driven by 41-year-old firefighter Shane Sagers.

Both vehicles were insured, Read said.

Charles Eichacker — 621-5642

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