Ambulance transporting man in collision

JACKSON HEIGHTS — A man who was shot in the chest early last Thursday morning did not have a smooth ride to Elmhurst Hospital after his ambulance got into an accident on the way, the FDNY said.

The exact number of injured could not be confirmed due to conflicting reports, but the list included at least two paramedics and at least one civilian along with the gunshot victim, the FDNY said. One report from the city Fire Department said a police officer was injured.

The ill-fated trip began when EMS responded to a call at 4:30 a.m., when an unidentified man was shot once in the chest at the corner of Bulova Avenue and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, police said.

EMS responded to the scene and began to take the man to Elmhurst Hospital, the FDNY said.

But the trip was cut short after a collision with a car on 34th Avenue and 82nd Street in Elmhurst, the Fire Department said.

All the injured parties were taken in another ambulance to Elmhurst Hospital, the FDNY said.

The gunshot victim was in critical but stable condition, and the rest were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the FDNY said.

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