By EMS1 Staff

GARRISON, Md. — A man is in critical condition after he was struck by an ambulance Wednesday, according to police.

WBAL TV reported that a Baltimore County Fire Department ambulance was on its way back to the station after transporting a patient when the man was hit.

Officials said the EMT and paramedic who were inside the ambulance immediately began treating the man, and they also called for additional help, as well as police.

“They worked aggressively on him. Our fire department surgeon happened to be in the area and responded to this call, and was extremely impressed with the care they provided under duress. This is a very difficult call for them — we’re in the business of saving lives. So something like this is an extremely stressful event,” BCFD spokesperson Elise Armacost said.

The man was airlifted to the hospital in critical, but stable condition.

The crash is currently under investigation.