MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio sheriff's deputy was struck by an ambulance while responding to a medical call.

Medina Sheriff's Capt. Kenneth Baca says the Medina County deputy was responding to a call for a 71-year-old man with chest pains Thursday in Westfield Township.

Baca says the deputy was standing behind the ambulance when it hit him. The deputy suffered cuts and bruises and was taken to Medina Hospital for treatment.

Baca says it's unclear if the ambulance driver inadvertently backed into the officer or if there was a mechanical failure.