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Monday, August 31, 2015   Two Barry-Lawrence County Ambulance District ambulances received damage in a three-vehicle collision at 4:08 p.m. on Friday on Highway 60, three miles east of Neosho at Highway 59.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the ambulances were eastbound on Highway 60 and approached a 2001 Ford Windstar SUV, driven by Joshua Gose, 30, of Springfield, that had stopped in traffic to make a left turn onto Highway 59. The first ambulance, driven by Shala Bass, 25, of Diamond, slowed to stop, but was struck in the rear by the second ambulance, driven by Jesse Merritt, 25, of Aurora. The impact pushed the first ambulance into the rear of Gose's SUV before traveling off the south edge of the roadway. The ambulance driven by Merritt continued east and also collided with the SUV.

All three drivers were wearing seat belts and were transferred to Joplin hospitals for treatment. Merritt had moderate injuries while Bass and Gose received minor injuries.

Gose's SUV received moderate damage. Merritt's ambulance had extensive damage. Bass's ambulance had moderate damage. Both were 2013 Chevrolet rigs.

The Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District has four ambulances in service, plus a fifth ambulance that was going to be sold. Mike Bennett, district board president, said the vehicle up for sale will be put back into service. The district will continue to answer calls with its two full-time crews, and has a back-up vehicle available if needed.



Ambulance involved in Scarborough crash - Georgia

Sunday, August 30, 2015  SCARBOROUGH (WGME) -- A car is wrecked, and an ambulance is undergoing repairs, after a collision in Scarborough.
Officers say the ambulance was responding to a call, and tried to make a U-turn on Route 1.
That's when police say a car, following too closely, hit the side of the ambulance.
Officials say it's important to move over for emergency vehicles.
"There is a move over law which is fairly new and a lot of people don’t understand it,” Deputy Chief Glen Deering said. “If you see a fire apparatus or police cruiser, even a wrecker, you should be pulling to the left and giving them plenty of room to get by."
No one is hurt, but the department says the crash will put the ambulance out of service for a while. 



Ambulance, SUV crash in Toms River - New Jersey

Sunday, August 30, 2015  TOMS RIVER – An SUV collided with an ambulance Friday in front of the public works building, police said.

Police responded around 11:50 a.m. to the crash at the intersection of North Bay Avenue and Church Road, according to an email statement from Officer Ralph Stocco.

One person suffered a minor injury, Stocco said. He didn't say whether the ambulance had a patient on board.

A traffic sign was bent in the crash. The twisted metal and a box of blue gloves lay on the grass in front of the public works building Friday afternoon.

Steph Solis: 732-643-4043; 



Four hurt in wreck involving ambulance in Cheviot - Ohio

Thursday, August 27, 2015  By 

CHEVIOT, Ohio —Four people were injured in a crash involving an ambulance Wednesday afternoon in Cheviot.

According to Cheviot fire, a First Care ambulance was driving south on North Bend Road when it collided with an SUV driving north. The two vehicles became pinned against a parked car.

Authorities said four people suffered significant injuries.

Three were in the ambulance: two caregivers and a patient. The fourth person hurt was in the SUV, police said.

All were transported to UC Medical Center.  



Woman hurt, ambulance struck in Rt. 191 crashes in Lower Nazareth - Pennsylvania

Tuesday, August 25, 2015  By Pamela Sroka-Holzmann | For 

An elderly woman was seriously injured Sunday and a Nazareth ambulance was struck during separate crashes that occurred along Route 191 in Lower Nazareth Township.

Colonial Regional Police Chief Roy Seiple said the first crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. An elderly couple was northbound, attempted to turn left into Joe's Flower Market and was broadsided by an oncoming vehicle, he said.

The female passenger -- her name was not released -- was taken to the hospital and was in critical condition Monday, Seiple said.

During the second crash around the same time, a Nazareth Ambulance Corps vehicle was transporting a patient to a hospital and was struck by another vehicle, he said.

There were no reported injuries in that crash, Seiple said. The road remained open and traffic was diverted around the crash scenes.

Initial reports had indicated multiple people were entrapped inside vehicles and a motorcyclist or bicyclist was struck, but those reports turned out to be false, according to Seiple. 



Ambulance struck by vehicle in Century City; 3 hospitalized - California

Tuesday, August 25, 2015  A Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance responding to a call for service was struck by a vehicle in the Central City area of Los Angeles, sending three people to a hospital, police said Monday.

The accident happened at Sixteenth and Main streets around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, said Sgt. Rares Isai of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division.

“There was no patient in the back of the ambulance,” which was responding to a call for service, Isai said.    “The driver of the vehicle failed to yield” and “the ambulance was hit and pushed onto a sidewalk.”

One person from the civilian vehicle was transported to California Hospital with minor injuries and the paramedics were transported to the same facility to be checked by doctors as a precaution, Isai said. 



Man Charged with Threatening Police, Assault of Paramedic - Kentucky

Tuesday, August 25, 2015  BELTON, Ky. (8/24/15) — A Belton man has been charged with assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and terroristic threatening after police say he threatened a police officer and attempted to kick a paramedic.

According to a Muhlenberg County Sheriff's report, Deputy Derrick Moore responded to a report of a structure fire Sunday, Aug. 23 on Mill Road, Belton.

The report said after Moore and other first responders arrived at the scene, Robert Chumley of Merle Travis Highway, Belton, threatened Moore and approached him in an aggressive manner. Moore deployed his Tazer incapacitating Chumley.

The report also said that while being treated by a paramedic with the Muhlenberg Ambulance Service, Chumley attempted to kick the emergency worker.

Chumley was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct, terroristic threatening and resisting arrest.

Beechmont Fire Department, Muhlenberg Ambulance Service, Kentucky State Police and other sheriff's deputies responded to the incident.

SurfKY News

Information provided by Sheriff Curtis McGehee 



Police: Ambulance struck by gunfire on Long Island - New York

Sunday, August 23, 2015  FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a Long Island man fired several gunshots, striking a passing ambulance, during an argument with his brother.

Nassau County police say 29-year-old Eric Torres was in an argument with his brother Saturday morning in Freeport when he began shooting a handgun out of a window of his apartment on West Merrick Road.

Authorities say at least one of the bullets struck a passing ambulance. No one was injured.

Police say Torres refused to exit his apartment for more than an hour.

When he surrendered, officers arrested him on weapons possession, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief charges.

His brother was also arrested after police discovered he had an open warrant.

It was not immediately clear whether either of the men had attorneys who could comment on the allegations. 



Jeep driver cited in crash with ambulance - Arizona

Sunday, August 23, 2015  By James Gilbert, @YSJamesGilbert

The driver of a red 1998 Jeep Cherokee was cited for failure to yield following a non-injury collision with an ambulance in the 1000 block of West 16th Street in Yuma on Friday afternoon.

Yuma Police Department spokesman Officer Joe Franklin said the accident, which left the Jeep off the roadway halfway into a parking lot and on the sidewalk, happened at approximately 1:58 p.m.

Franklin said the investigation into the accident revealed that an ambulance operated by Rural Metro was travelling eastbound on 16th Street from Avenue A.

At the same time the Jeep was traveling westbound in the center lane and attempted to make a left turn southbound onto 10th Street in front of the ambulance. 

As a result the Rural Metro ambulance struck the side of the Jeep. No injuries were reported from the accident. 

While the accident was being investigated eastbound 16th Street was reduced to one lane. Westbound traffic was unaffected.

Rural/Metro could not be reached for comment.

James Gilbert can be reached at jgilbert@yumasun.comor 539-6854. 



Fatal Crash Closes Reisterstown Road In Owings Mills - Maryland

Friday, August 21, 2015  A portion of Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills remains closed to traffic as police investigate a fatal  accident.  

A crash was reported just after 3 p.m. on Reisterstown Road at St. Thomas Lane near the Garrison Forest School. Reisterstown Road was closed in both directions between Olive Lane and Painters Mill Road, SkyTeam 11 reported.

SkyTeam 11 video shows a car that struck a pole and a damaged EMS SUV behind it. County emergency officials said a car and an EMS unit were involved in the crash.

Police confirm one person died in the crash. 



Woman, dog killed in crash with emergency vehicle in Owings Mills - Maryland

Friday, August 21, 2015  By 

A woman and a dog were killed in a crash with a Baltimore County Fire Department emergency vehicle responding to a priority call in Owings Mills Thursday, police said. 

The woman, Delores Scott, 73, was behind the wheel of a light brown Honda at about 3 p.m. when it was struck by a Suburban EMS-5 at Reisterstown Road and St. Thomas Center, Baltimore County police said. 

An EMS supervisor sustained minor injuries in the crash, the union said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased," the Baltimore County fire union, IAFF 1311, said.

The Police Department's CRASH team is investigating.



Fire department ambulance involved in crash; 2 injured - Las Vegas

Friday, August 21, 2015  By 

Two people, one of them a firefighter, suffered minor injuries in an accident involving a Las Vegas Fire & Rescue ambulance, fire department officials said.

The ambulance collided with another vehicle about 9:25 a.m. at the intersection of Bonneville Avenue and Fourth Street. The ambulance was returning to its station after a call and was not using its emergency lights or siren.

A firefighter in the cab of the ambulance and the driver of the other vehicle were taken to the hospital; both complained of neck and back pain, fire department officials said.

The intersection was closed, and Metro Police were investigating. 




Tuesday, August 18, 2015  HOUSTON (KTRK) -- 
A truck slammed into an ambulance and flipped the vehicle on its side this morning in the Galleria area.

The accident happened on the West Loop near San Felipe around 3am.

Police say a truck rear-ended the ambulance as it was leaving the scene of an accident.

Two people inside the truck suffered minor injuries. Two Houston Fire Department paramedics were also sent to the hospital, but their condition is unknown.

Houston police say the driver of the truck was intoxicated and charges are expected. 



610 W. Loop North at San Felipe reopens after ambulance wreck - Houston

Tuesday, August 18, 2015  HOUSTON - The northbound lanes of 610 West Loop at San Felipe Street reopened after a three-vehicle accident involving a Houston Fire Department ambulance closed them Sunday.

Lanes reopened around 8:20 a.m.

According to Houston Transtar, the crash happened around 2:50 a.m.

Authorities said the ambulance was responding to a crash the northbound lanes when a suspected drunken driver slammed into the back of it.

The ambulance was then hit by a truck and was pushed into a SUV that was driving by.

Two people from the ambulance and two from the truck were taken to the hospital.

There is no word on how many people were in the SUV but they were also taken to the hospital. 



Man dies in head-on crash with ambulance in Point Coupee Parish - Louisiana

Monday, August 17, 2015  By Emily Lane, 

A 61-year-old Louisiana man is dead after his pickup collided head-on with an ambulance on a state highway in Point Coupee Parish, according to Louisiana State Police.

Brett Bergeron of Lottie was killed Friday (Aug 15) night when his southbound-driven 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, for unknown reasons, crossed into the northbound lane on Louisiana 411 and crashed into a 2013 Acadian Ambulance.

The ambulance driver, Peter Woods, 45, of Breaux Bridge, and the other Acadian Ambulance employee riding with Woods were treated at the hospital for minor injuries and released, state police spokesman Trooper Bryan Lee said Saturday (Aug. 15).

The accident occurred around 7 p.m. Lee said the ambulance was not responding to a call at the time of the accident.  

Everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seat belt. The parish coroner pronounced Bergeron dead at the scene.

Police do not suspect impairment to have been a factor in the crash. Woods, however, submitted to a breathalyzer and showed no signs of impairment.  



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