“I feel like I’ve aged 10 years this week,” said Allen. “It’s been a rough week.”
The car involved in the ambulance incident on Friday was a 2013 Ford Interceptor. Preliminary damage estimates have ranged from $12,000 to $15,000. Allen’s car, a 2008 Crown Victoria, had approximately 40,000 miles on it when it was struck earlier this week on the interstate.
Both vehicles are at Broadway Auto Body in Mt. Vernon. Allen said the department has been deluged with calls from area car dealers, wanting to sell the department Crown Victorias, although village officials would like to keep one or both of the damaged vehicles, depending on insurance estimates.