A driver ran a red light and crashed into an ambulance transporting a patient to Provena St. Joseph Medical Center Tuesday.
Seven were taken to St. Joseph hospital following the 3:45 p.m. crash at the intersection of Raynor and Western avenues.
Police said the seven suffered minor injuries.
The Joliet Fire Department ambulance was heading west on Western and had the green light, police said. A northbound vehicle struck the ambulance near its back tires, spinning it around and sending it into the oncoming traffic.
The ambulance then careened into a vehicle stopped for the red light, nearly tipping the car over.
The driver of the first car took a ticket for failing to top for a red light. The cited driver's identity was not available Tuesday evening.