The woman was uninjured, but the two EMTs continued the trip to the hospital as accident victims. Both emergency responders were banged up, but did not appear to be seriously injured, the chief said.
Police said the accident occurred when Michael Kar, 21, of Cutchogue, who was westbound on Route 25, stopped short and swerved to avoid a vehicle and made contact with the ambulance. No charges have been filed.
The patient, who had been ill and was suffering from dehydration, and the EMTs were transferred to another ambulance shortly after the collision.
No additional information was immediately available.