SHAMOKIN — A 14-year-old boy allegedly took a Ford Escape for a drive with three juvenile friends and crashed into an ambulance at Shamokin and Sunbury streets around 3 a.m. Saturday.

City police Cpl. Jarrod Scandle said the boy was driving south on Shamokin Street and drove through a red light, causing a collision with the AREA Services ambulance. The ambulance was not in route to a call and was not transporting a patient at the time.

Two EMTs, Shayla Hendricks and Shawn Myers, and all four juveniles were transported to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital to be treated for minor injuries and were released.

Scandle said he notified parents of the juveniles either on scene or at the hospital. Both vehicles sustained severe damage and were towed.

Scandle said the investigation is ongoing, and that charges are pending against the young driver.

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