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Ambulance involved in accident in Walker Co.

Posted on 10 December 2013 by wyoskibum

сондажиСеоROSSVILLE, GA (WRCB) -

A paramedic was injured Tuesday evening when the ambulance he was riding in crashed with another vehicle.

It happened just before 9:00p.m. on McFarland Avenue just outside the Rossville city limits.

Walker County dispatchers tell Channel 3, the patient in transport also suffered additional injuries.

No word on the condition of the driver or the occupants in the other vehicle.

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Ambulance rolls over on icy I-95

Posted on 10 December 2013 by wyoskibum

EDINBURG, Maine — Two East Millinocket Fire Department ambulance workers and a patient were inside an ambulance that went off Interstate 95 and rolled over in icy conditions on Monday, officials said.

The East Millinocket and Lincoln Fire Department ambulance was southbound taking a patient to a Bangor hospital when it slid off the west side of the road near mile marker 214 and rolled once before coming to a stop on its wheels about 9:45 a.m., Trooper Trevor Snow said.

“They are heavy [which provides good traction] but they are also top-heavy so in conditions where other vehicles would just slide off the roadway their momentum can carry them over,” Snow said. “A more top-heavy vehicle is more likely to go over.”

Driver Louis Perreault, an emergency medical technician, of East Millinocket didn’t believe he was hurt but went to Eastern Maine Medical Center of Bangor as a precaution. Paramedic Harvey Frederick of Cary “complained of some pain,” Snow said. The patient, whom Snow did not identify, suffered no additional injuries.

A hospital official couldn’t immediately determine whether Perrault and Frederick had been admitted. They and their patient were wearing seat belts or were otherwise properly secured, Snow said.

Howland Fire Chief Phil Dawson, whose department handled the accident, and Lincoln Public Safety Director Dan Summers could provide no further details. East Millinocket firefighters referred comment to Fire Capt. Peter Larlee, who came to the accident scene, and Fire Chief Les Brown. Neither were available on Monday afternoon.

The East Millinocket and Lincoln fire departments’ ambulance service, which covers 14 northern Penobscot County towns including Lincoln, Lee, East Millinocket and Medway, was launched in July. It fills a niche created when Penobscot Valley Hospital of Lincoln dropped its ambulance service.

The accident was among dozens reported during Monday morning’s rush and after more than 50 reported Sunday night along I-95. Light snowfall, slush and temperatures hovering at the freezing mark made icy conditions dangerously unpredictable, officials said.

A two-mile section of I-95 in Newport was closed for about two hours and a Biddeford man reportedly died as a result of a crash on I-95 in Township 2, Range 9 on Sunday night. A fatality also was reported on Riverside Drive in Auburn on Monday morning.

Monday’s conditions on I-95 created far fewer accidents than Sunday’s but emergency responders still were busy, Snow said. A pickup truck towing a horse trailer and a horse slid into a guardrail near mile marker 219 on I-95’s southbound side about 15 minutes before the ambulance rollover. The man, woman and horse involved were not injured, state police said.

No charges will be filed against Perrault in connection with the accident, which clearly was caused only by weather and road conditions, Snow said.

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Ambulance involved in Norfolk crash

Posted on 30 November 2013 by wyoskibum

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – An ambulance was involved in a crash in Norfolk early Friday morning.

Dispatchers told WAVY.com around 1 a.m. the crash occurred near the intersection of Newtown Road and Virginia Beach Boulevard.

There was an entrapment, according to dispatchers, but they could not confirm if the entrapment involved the ambulance. One person in the ambulance was taken to the hospital, but it remains unknown at this time if it was a patient or and EMS worker.

Further information was not released.
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Ambulance crashes into Reading row homes, two hurt

Posted on 30 November 2013 by wyoskibum

READING, PA – Two people were injured Friday in a crash that sent an ambulance careening into a city row home.

According to Reading Fire Acting Chief Gary A. Mogel, the crash happened just before 9:20 a.m. at Perkiomen Avenue and 16th Street. A vehicle collided with an out-of-town ambulance, which then crashed into two row homes in the 1600 block of Perkiomen Avenue.

Mogel said the ambulance was an “out of town transport,” but he did not know exactly where it was from.

The ambulance knocked out the supports for the porches of both homes, and then crashed partially through the basement wall of the second home, 1616 Perkiomen Avenue.

The house at 1616 Perkiomen Avenue is not currently occupied, Mogel said. A family does live at the other house, he said, but was not home at the time of the crash.

The drivers of both vehicles were transported to Reading Hospital. Mogel did not know their names, and officials from the Reading Police Department did not provide any information on the crash Friday.

The drivers’ conditions were not immediately available.

Mogel said city codes officials were called to the scene to make sure the two homes were secure.

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Ambulance wrecks into creek

Posted on 30 November 2013 by wyoskibum

POWELLTON, W.Va. – A Jan-Care ambulance crew was treated and released from Charleston Area Medical Center Tuesday morning following a traffic accident in Fayette County.

The two-person crew was responding to a medical call along Elkridge Road in Powellton when the driver lost control of the ambulance sending it over an embankment into Armstrong Creek.

Jan-Care Director of Operations Paul Seamann said neither worker was seriously injured. He said another Jan-Care ambulance completed the medical run and transported the patient.

An investigation into what happened is underway.

The ambulance crew involved works out of Jan-Care’s Valley Division in the Montgomery-Gauley Bridge area.

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Ambulance, 2 vehicles collide in West Tuckerton

Posted on 30 November 2013 by wyoskibum

WEST TUCKERTON, N.J. – November 25, 2013 (WPVI) – First responders were on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash involving an ambulance in West Tuckerton, Ocean County.

It happened before 8:00 a.m. Monday at Center Street and Oak Lane.

Police say three vehicles including an ambulance collided at the intersection.

One person was airlifted to an area hospital with unspecified injuries.

A police investigation is underway

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Driver speeds away after crashing into ambulance

Posted on 28 November 2013 by wyoskibum

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — The driver of a pickup truck sped away after slamming into an ambulance at an intersection in northern Harris County, deputies said.

The crash was reported shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday at Aldine Mail Route Road east of the Hardy Toll Road.

A Harris County Emergency Corp Ambulance was traveling southbound on Chrisman with a green light when a white pickup truck traveling westbound on Aldine Mail ran the red light and smashed into the front end of the ambulance, spinning it around.

The pickup truck was apparently not heavily damaged and managed to keep going.

No injuries were reported.

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Authorities say ambulance crashes in Lincoln

Posted on 28 November 2013 by wyoskibum

LINCOLN, NE – Authorities say a private ambulance with an 88-year-old patient inside has been involved in a crash in Lincoln, though injuries are not life-threatening.

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office says a Midwest Medical Transport Co. ambulance was taking the patient from a hospital to her home Thursday when the crash occurred on a part of Nebraska Highway 2. The ambulance driver encountered slick roads and lost control of the vehicle.

The ambulance ended up on its side, and traffic was detoured for about an hour. The three people in the ambulance were taken to a hospital with minor injuries, and they have been released.

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Man Arrested After Crash Involving Ambulance

Posted on 17 November 2013 by wyoskibum

A man has been arrested after allegedly driving into an Arlington medic unit and fleeing the scene.

The incident happened around 11:00 Sunday night. Arlington Medic 109 was exiting a parking lot onto the 2400 block of S. Glebe Road, with lights and sirens blaring and a medical patient on board, when the driver observed a car approaching at a high rate of speed. The ambulance stopped but the driver of the approaching vehicle did not, and the car broadsided the ambulance, according to Arlington County Fire Department spokesman Capt. Bill Shelton.

The driver of the car then fled on foot, Shelton said. He was later apprehended by police and transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries suffered in the crash.

The patient on Medic 109 was taken to the hospital by another ambulance, apparently unhurt by the collision, according to Shelton. The two paramedics were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure, also uninjured.

“They were very lucky in that respect,” Shelton told ARLnow.com. “It was a very substantial impact.”

A police spokesman could not be reached to confirm which charges are being filed against the alleged hit-and-run driver. Until repairs can be made, Medic 109 will be replaced by a reserve medic unit from the fire department’s fleet.

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Ambulance crash injures 4

Posted on 17 November 2013 by wyoskibum

CHICAGO, IL – The Chicago Fire Department said Sunday an ambulance was involved in a crash that injured four people.

It happened about 4:30 a.m. Sunday at Illinois and Columbus in Streeterville.

At least fice people were hurt, but ABC7 Eyewitness News is told the injuries were non-life threatening. It’s unclear if there was a patient in the Lurie Children’s hospital ambulance.

The driver of the Jeep that was going the wrong way was cited.

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Ambulance, truck collide in Huntsville

Posted on 31 October 2013 by wyoskibum

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) – An ambulance on the way to Huntsville Hospital collided with a truck on Memorial Parkway near Governors Drive, early Thursday morning.

A patient and a family member were in the back of the ambulance when it crashed. They were taken to Huntsville Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The ambulance was a Decatur EMS ambulance on its way to Huntsville Hospital from Decatur.

No word on why the patient was being transported.

The paramedics in the ambulance and the driver of the truck were not injured.

 

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Adair County ambulance involved in vehicle crash

Posted on 31 October 2013 by wyoskibum

MACON, MO. –
An Adair County ambulance was involved in a crash while transporting a patient Wednesday afternoon.

The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 63 and Briggs Street in Macon just after 1:30 p.m.

ACAD personnel were on a run transporting the patient to Columbia when another vehicle struck the right front passenger side of the ambulance. The ambulance then struck a concrete pillared pole.

The crew of the ambulance was treated and released from Samaritan Hospital in Macon. The patient in the ambulance was transported to Columbia by a Macon County ambulance.

The extent of injuries to others is unknown at this time.

The ambulance was significantly damaged.

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Idaho car crash with ambulance, EMTs taken to hospital

Posted on 31 October 2013 by wyoskibum

ADAMS COUNTY, Idaho — U.S. Highway 95 north of Cambridge was shut down for around five hours Tuesday afternoon after a crash between a car and an ambulance.

Idaho State Police say 36-year-old Samuel McCartney of Twin Falls was northbound in a 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse when he braked and swerved into the southbound lane of traffic to avoid hitting a vehicle that was yielding to an ambulance from Council that was transporting a patient to a hospital in Weiser.  The Eclipse hit the ambulance head-on.

The Council Ambulance was driven by 66-year-old Charles Penninger of Council.

Police say that two Council EMTs, Sandra Sova and Jonathon Dickinson, were assisting a patient in the back of the ambulance and were unsecured. Both were injured in the crash and flown by air ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.  Sova was listed in critical condition, while Dickinson is in serious condition.

The driver of the ambulance, Penninger, was also taken to a hospital to get checked out. Police say he was wearing a seatbelt.

McCartney and his passenger, 37-year-old Heather Hetzel of Boise, were taken by personal vehicle to Weiser Memorial Hospital. Police say the air bags did deploy in their car and both were wearing seatbelts.

One witness to the accident, Guenter de Vincent told KTVB about what he saw.

He says that he pulled to the right for the ambulance, when the white car behind him hit the back wheel of his car, and was thrown back into the middle of the road where it hit the ambulance.

He then goes on to say that he went over to the white car first to make sure the occupants were OK.

“I opened the door and the car was smoking, and the woman was sitting there in front of the airbag,” he said. “She was pretty much aware; I think the driver was passed out.”

He said he called 911 and walked over to the ambulance to make sure everyone was OK; de Vincent also added that it took around 10 minutes for first responders to get to the scene.

Idaho State Police say the crash is still under investigation.

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Vehicle strikes ambulance while transporting patient

Posted on 19 October 2013 by wyoskibum

WILLOW PARK, TX – A LifeCare ambulance carrying a patient was involved in a wreck Wednesday afternoon in Willow Park.

The ambulance was southbound on Ranch House Road near Lariat Court when a northbound sedan driven by a woman veered left of the center of the roadway, striking the side of the ambulance, according to Willow Park Police Chief Brad Johnson.

The vehicle hit the box portion of the ambulance and spun around, according to Johnson. The driver of the car had minor injuries but refused transport to the hospital and her vehicle was towed from the scene, according to police.

The ambulance was transporting a female patient to a hospital in Fort Worth when the wreck occurred. Another ambulance was dispatched and continued transporting the woman to the hospital, according to officials.

The paramedic treating the patient in the back of the ambulance was thrown into a hard surface and was taken to Weatherford Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and released, according to Parker County Hospital District CEO Randall Young said. The paramedic driving the ambulance was wearing his seat belt and was not reported injured.

The ambulance driver saw the car veer into his lane and moved over a little bit, so the two didn’t collide head-on, according to Young, who said the damage to the ambulance was minor.

“It’s a really great ending to what could have been a pretty serious deal,” Young said.

- See more at: http://weatherforddemocrat.com/newstoppers/x2112898334/Vehicle-strikes-ambulance-while-transporting-patient#sthash.3uLsxKB8.dpuf

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