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LOUISA COUNTY, Va. — A pedestrian was seriously injured Thursday evening after being struck by an ambulance, who was rear-ended by another vehicle on Interstate 64 in Louisa.

Virginia State Police said at approximately 6:45 p.m., they responded to the incident at eastbound I-64 at the 135-mile marker.

Police say a Louisa County Rescue Squad ambulance had their emergency lights activated as they responded to a single-vehicle crash at mile-marker 135.

“Due to a hill crest, the ambulance arrived on scene in the right lane. A vehicle disabled due to a flat tire, was located on the left shoulder,” said a State Police spokesperson. “The ambulance attempted to shift into the left lane with emergency lights sill activated.  A 2013 Honda CR-V, driven by, Gerald Wolburg, 51, of Midlothian, Va., was traveling in the right lane and struck the ambulance in the rear, pushing the ambulance toward the left shoulder, and then striking Herbert Tyler III, 23, of Hopewell, Va., standing outside of his disabled vehicle.”

The pedestrian, Tyler, was transported to a local hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Wolburg was transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He has been charged with following too close.

Virginia State Police are still investigating the crash.