A 72-year-old man is facing charges after his SUV struck an ambulance in Auburn.

Auburn Police reported in a post on the department's Facebook page that the accident happened at approximately 8:00 Monday evening. An ambulance from Auburn was responding to a medical emergency, with lights and sirens operating, when it struck a 2008 Dodge Durango, driven by 72-year-old Edward Jones of Wilton.

Officials say Wilton was making a left turn onto Center Street from a driveway and failed to yield the right of way to Auburn Rescue 5. Jones and his passenger, 70-year-old Phyllis Jones of Wilton, were transported to Central Maine Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. Firefighter Tripp and his passenger, Lieutenant Stephen Coombs, were not injured in the accident. Both vehicles sustained serious damage.

Mr. Jones, whose license was under suspension at the time of the crash, now faces a charge for Operating After Suspension. The accident remains under investigation.

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