Archive | June, 2013

Ambulance strikes fallen tree in Union County with patient on board

Posted on 30 June 2013 by wyoskibum


Three people in Union County were rushed to the hospital after an ambulance, with a patient on board, crashed into a fallen tree early Saturday morning.

According to officials. the incident happened along Morgan Mill Road just before 3 a.m. Saturday morning.

Three people, including a patient, were taken to the hospital, but they are expected to be okay according to North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Crews from the Unionville Fire Department were able to clear the road quickly.

The area has seen a lot of rain over the past few days.



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Pemberton EMS former treasurer indicted for stealing funds, buying equipment

Posted on 30 June 2013 by wyoskibum

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — The former treasurer of the Pemberton First Aid and Emergency Squad was indicted on charges of stealing funds and also ordering equipment for personal use that was paid for with the organization’s money.

Brandon T. Morrison, 22, of New Road, Tabernacle,was indicted on one count of official isconduct, theft by deception, elements of computer theft, wrongful impersonation, and misapplication of entrusted property, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.

The alleged thefts occurred between February 2011 and October 2011, while Morrison was treasurer of the squad’s administrative side and captain of its operational side, authorities said. He is accused of writing unauthorized checks to himself that totaled $3,690.

Morrison is also accused of purchasing items from a law enforcement supplier — knives, handcuffs, a baton, a tactical equipment belt, a vehicle strobe light, a weapon holster and a simulated pistol — totaling nearly $1,200 with squad funds that were not approved by the organization’s finance committee.

Another member of the squad, Jonathan L. Hinshaw, is accused of accepting a forged check made out to him in the amount of $485.75. Hinshaw, 25, of Talladega Trail in Browns Mills,

pled guilty in March 2013 to theft by deception. Hinshaw was president of the organization when the theft occurred and will be sentenced in September, the prosecutor’s office said.

The indictment against Morrison was returned June 25, 2013. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court in Burlington County. Both men served in a volunteer capacity. They were arrested in December 2011.


The investigation was conducted by detectives from the Pemberton Township Police Department, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigation’s Unit.


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Ambulance involved in crash in Laurel County

Posted on 30 June 2013 by wyoskibum

LONDON, Ky. (WKYT) – An investigation is underway into a crash involving an ambulance in London.

The crash happened Thursday night at West 5th and Mill Street in London.

Dispatchers say some paramedics were injured in the the crash, but the extent of injuries is not known.

Police are also trying to figure out how the crash happened.



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3 hurt in ambulance crash in east San Antonio

Posted on 30 June 2013 by wyoskibum

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Three people were injured when a car and an ambulance collided on San Antonio’s east side late Tuesday night.

San Antonio police said the crash happened around 10 p.m. at the intersection of N Hackberry and E Houston streets.

Police said the ambulance had its lights and siren on, and responding to a call when the accident occurred.

The ambulance was headed west on Houston when it broadsided a car headed south on Hackberry.

Three people inside the car were injured and taken to an area hospital for treatment. No one in the ambulance was injured.

San Antonio police said the driver of the car was not paying attention at the time of the crash, but was not ticketed.



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Three injured in accident involving an ambulance

Posted on 30 June 2013 by wyoskibum

HELENA, MT – Three people are in the hospital after getting in an accident with an ambulance early Monday evening.

Assistant Police Chief Steve Hagen says the 2 vehicles collided in the intersection of Park Avenue and Lawrence Street.  The ambulance was responding to a call in the Rimini area, traveling north on Park Avenue while the black sedan was driving west on Lawrence.  The force of the crash wrapped the car around a light pole.  Hagen says the crash is still under investigation and determining fault in an accident like this is a little trickier than other collisions.

“We have to determine could a driver have known they were coming, what the status of the light are.  You know normally a driver’s going to, if they don’t hear or see the ambulance they’re going to go through a green light.”

The condition of the passengers has not been released.


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Woman struck and killed by Life Ambulance and second car that fled

Posted on 23 June 2013 by wyoskibum

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A female pedestrian is dead after being hit by both an ambulance, and a second car which police said subsequently fled the scene.

Grand Rapids police said the 45-year-old woman was struck while crossing 28th Street near Jefferson Ave. SE about 2 a.m. on Sunday, June 23. She died on the scene.

The woman, whose identity was not immediately released, was hit first by a Life Ambulance that was westbound on 28th Street en route to a non-emergency call, police said.

The second car, a 1994 yellow Mitsubishi, was headed eastbound when it struck the woman. The male driver of that car fled east, said police, who are searching for the vehicle that has a Michigan license plate number CNP7406.

The accident closed 28th Street for several hours while police investigated.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616-456-3400 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.



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Suspected Drunken Driver Crashes Into HFD Ambulance

Posted on 23 June 2013 by wyoskibum

HOUSTON, TX –- A man was taken into custody on suspicion of driving while intoxicated following a crash that left a Houston Fire Department ambulance on its side, police said.

The crash happened on Bellaire at Cook around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Houston Police Department.

Police said a Chevrolet Suburban was traveling southbound when its driver ran a red light and broadsided an ambulance. The ambulance flipped onto its side, and the two paramedics inside were sent to the hospital in stable condition.

A six-month-old baby in the Suburban was in a child seat and did not appear to suffer any serious injuries, but he or she was sent to the hospital to get checked out.

The SUV’s driver was arrested at the scene, police said.

“It’s a felony DWI because there’s a child inside the vehicle, but because of the possible injuries it could also be upgraded,” said Sgt. S. Sorge with HPD.



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Utah ambulance driver to stand trial on negligent homicide charge

Posted on 23 June 2013 by wyoskibum

OGDEN, UT — An ambulance driver involved in a fatal accident last July in South Ogden has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of negligent homicide.

Sean Reed Stephens-Applonie, 28, pleaded not guilty Monday to negligent homicide, a class A misdemeanor.

After hearing testimony about the July 7 accident on Monday, 2nd District Judge Brent West determined there was enough evidence for Stephens-Applonie to stand trial on the misdemeanor charge.

The July accident killed 88-year-old Arline H. Logan, who was riding in a Buick going south from a side street through a green light onto U.S. 89, police have said.

Stephens-Applonie was driving the ambulance westbound with lights and sirens on, and a critically injured car-crash patient onboard, when it hit the Buick, South Ogden police Officer Marci Edwards said last year.

The ambulance then crashed into two stopped cars in the eastbound lanes carrying four people.

Logan was taken to Ogden Regional Medical Center, where she died.

Stephens-Applonie wasn’t hurt, but three other emergency medical responders were treated at McKay-Dee Hospital Center and Ogden Regional and released.

Three people in the stopped cars also were treated at McKay-Dee and released, Edwards said.

Stephens-Applonie will appear in court again on July 17 for a pretrial conference.



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Man Struck By Car Stabs Assisting Paramedics

Posted on 23 June 2013 by wyoskibum

PHILADELPHIA, PA – A man who was hit by a car suddenly became violent and attacked two paramedics who were trying to help him in Philadelphia Monday morning.

According to investigators, the incident began when a naked man, who was running in and out of traffic, was struck by a car at about 5:45 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the Roosevelt Boulevard near Berkley Street.

As a result of being struck by the car, the male was knocked unconscious.

While en-route to the hospital, the male awoke on the gurney and with an oxygen tank attached still to him. Authorities say he punched one paramedic in the face and grabbed a pair of scissors and caused superficial wounds to the paramedics.

The cops were then called to the scene and when they arrived, the male exited the ambulance and began to swing the oxygen tank at police. The male eventually threw the tank at a fire engine, breaking a window.

The man was eventually tazed by police and taken into police custody.

The two paramedics were taken to Temple University Hospital for evaluation and treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities say the driver of the striking car stopped at the scene and was not charged.



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Man Killed in Crash With Paramedic Unit

Posted on 23 June 2013 by wyoskibum

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A 75-year-old man was killed when the car he was driving collided with an ambulance Monday afternoon.

The Calvert County paramedic unit was dispatched from Prince Frederick to a call in Lusby around 4:30 p.m. While traveling southbound on Route 4, a car crossed its path along Sixes Road.

The driver of the car, 75-year-old Allen Leroy Parker,  was pronounced dead at an area hospital. Police say Parker was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the car.

Officials say the ambulance’s emergency lights and sirens were activated.

The woman driving the ambulance, 23-year-old Katie Kreider, was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. She is listed in stable condition.



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4 people sent to hospital in car vs. ambulance crash

Posted on 17 June 2013 by wyoskibum

GREENWOOD, Wis. (WEAU) – Four people are sent to the hospital when an ambulance in Clark County gets tipped onto its side after being hit at an intersection.

Clark County deputies say just before 4 a.m. Saturday on County Highway H and Highway 73.

We’re told a car blew through a stop sign and hit the back corner of a Greenwood ambulance. The ambulance spun out and overturned onto the driver side and slid down the road.

The driver of the car, 35-year-old Kevin Colby and passenger 35-year-old Angela Colby, both of Loyal, were taken to the hospital.

The driver of the ambulance, 46-year-old Delmond Horn of Greenwood was not hurt. EMT’s who were in the back of the ambulance, 50-year-old Roberta Hansen and 48-year-old Denet Oldham, both of Greenwood, were hurt and taken to the hospital.

All injuries are believed to be non-threatening.

Deputies say Kevin Colby was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

The Clark Co. Sheriff’s Department and State Patrol is investigating.



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Ambulance crashes on Long Beach Island; 2 hurt

Posted on 17 June 2013 by wyoskibum

SURF CITY, N.J. – June 13, 2013 (WPVI) – At least two people have been hospitalized after an accident on Long Beach Island involving an ambulance.

It happened at 4:00 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of Central Avenue in Surf City.

Police say an ambulance from Barnegat Light was going south on Central Avenue when it collided with another vehicle.

There was no immediate word on their conditions.



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2 firefighters injured in ambulance wreck

Posted on 17 June 2013 by wyoskibum


Two firefighters were injured Friday morning in a wreck while responding to a call in the Roebuck area.

The accident happened on Roebuck Drive and Parkway East around 9:44 a.m. Officials say a vehicle collided with a Birmingham Fire and Rescue ambulance as it was heading to a call.

Battalion Chief C.W. Mardis said two firefighters were transported to UAB and do not have life-threatening injuries. They were taken to the hospital for observation.

Birmingham Police Sgt. Johnny Williams said the driver of the other vehicle was also sent to the hospital for observation. Her injuries were not serious.

According to Williams, the ambulance was not transporting anyone when the accident occurred.



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Ambulance Bursts Into Flames With Paramedics Inside

Posted on 17 June 2013 by wyoskibum

PHILADELPHIA, PA – An ambulance burst into flames with paramedics inside Tuesday night in Center City.

It happened at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday near 8th and Vine streets.

Police say oxygen tanks in the vehicle had an issue, and mini explosions went off.

It was a shocking sight for witnesses.

The paramedics inside got out safely. No one was hurt.

The ambulance, which belongs to American Medical Response, was destroyed.



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