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Ambulance, trash truck collide; at least two hurt

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A rescue ambulance collided with a trash truck in Boyle Heights on Monday, injuring at least two people.

The incident was reported about 2:15 p.m. in the 700 block of Soto Street where it intersects with Whitter Boulevard, said Fire Department spokesman Matt Spence.

It was not immediately known what caused the crash or the nature of the injuries, Spence said. At least two people were transported to local hospitals, but he stressed that was preliminary information.

Los Angeles police shut down the eastbound lanes at Whittier Boulevard and Breed Street to investigate as the Los Angles City Fire Department responded to the scene.

It was not immediately known whether a city ambulance was involved the crash nor was the nature of the ambulance call available.

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Map: Shows approximate location of accident. Credit: Los Angeles Times

 
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