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ALBANY, Ga. — The crash of a Dougherty County emergency vehicle Wednesday was caused by another driver, according to police officials.

Cpl. Jon Segroves with the Albany Police Department’s Traffic Unit said that at about 12:10 p.m. a Dougherty County EMS vehicle driven by Bobby Spencer was traveling west on the 1700 block of Stuart Avenue with its emergency lights and sirens engaged. When Spencer attempted to turn the ambulance onto Greenwood Drive, a 2011 White Toyota Avalon, driven by Dorothy Peters, 87, turned in front of him, causing the medical vehicle to strike the Toyota on the driver’s side door then crash into a tree, Segroves said.

According to officials, everyone involved in the accident, including James Dale, the passenger of the EMS vehicle, was taken for medical evaluation at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Peters was charged with failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, police officials said.