Ambulance, car collide on Front Street

By Erika Mahoney

May 5, 2013 Updated May 6, 2013 at 9:12 AM EST

Town of Chenango, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Broome County Sheriff's Office is investigating a car and ambulance accident.

According to the sheriff's office, the accident happened just after 2 p.m. Sunday in front of the Weis Plaza on Upper Front Street.

The sheriff's office says Heather Wiggins, 37, of the town of Chenango, pulled out of the Weis Plaza in front of a town of Chenango ambulance.

The ambulance was traveling north on Upper Front Street en route to an emergency medical call in Port Crane.

Wiggins' car was struck in the driver's side.

Wiggins spun out of control, headed across Front Street and into an embankment.

Wiggins was pinned in her car. Crews eventually freed her, although she sustained injuries to her leg, hip and face.

According to the sheriff's office, her airbag did go off and may have saved her life.

Meanwhile, the Town of Chenango ambulance was also severely damaged.

Wiggins has been issued a ticket for failure to comply with an emergency vehicle.

The accident caused an hour long traffic delay.

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