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Ambulance carrying patient crashes into SUV - DC

Thursday, February 4, 2016  WASHINGTON (WUSA9) – Emergency crews responded to a crash Wednesday morning involving an ambulance that was transporting a patient to the hospital.

Around 7 a.m., D.C. police said an ambulance collided with a Chevy Equinox SUV at the intersection of Naylor and Alabama SE.

Four people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, including the person who was in the ambulance.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

 

   


 

Woman crashes car into gas meter, ambulance in Fox Lake - Illinois

Thursday, February 4, 2016  A woman crashed her car into a gas meter and an ambulance in two separate incidents Tuesday afternoon in north suburban Fox Lake.

The 48-year-old woman was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix when it struck a gas meter attached to a home in the 100 block of Lake View Avenue about 4:30 p.m., according to Fox Lake police.

She left the scene, later saying she thought she had only struck bushes, police said. Officers investigating the crash called her and asked her to return.

On her way back to the scene, she struck a Fox Lake Fire Protection District ambulance at Route 12 and Oak Avenue, police said.

She requested to be taken to the hospital for an unrelated medical condition, police said. No injuries were reported in either crash.

The woman was issued one citation, and the investigation is ongoing, police said. 

   


 

Bullet Holes Found In McKeesport Ambulance Building - Pennsylvania

Wednesday, February 3, 2016  MCKEESPORT (KDKA) – Bullet holes were found in the McKeesport Ambulance Rescue Service Building Saturday morning.

The gunfire also hit a nearby house on Evans Avenue. The owner of that home, John Bryant, says he heard gunfire just before 4 a.m.

He says at least two bullets hit the outside of his home and that one went through a jacket hanging up inside.

Officers have not said who fired the shots, or if anything was damaged inside the building. 

   


 

Ambulance hits power lines while responding to crash - Wisconsin

Wednesday, February 3, 2016  Several hundred people were without power early this morning after a dangerous crash in Hobart.

A response team was heading to a rollover crash when the ambulance hit live power lines. The voltage blew out the ambulance windows and injured the people inside. It is unclear at this point how severe their injuries are.

It happened on WIS 54 near Bay Ridge Court around 2:00AM. The Brown County Sheriff's Office was dealing with the crash for several hours this morning.

The power has since been restored. 

   


 

3 People Hurt in Ambulance Crash in Northeast DC

Wednesday, February 3, 2016  An ambulance carrying a passenger crashed with a car Friday afternoon in Northeast D.C., injuring three people, officials say.

The ambulance and dark-colored compact car crashed at 17th and K streets NE. The 911 call was received about 4:50 p.m., representatives for D.C. police and D.C. Fire and EMS said.

A firefighter, a passenger in the ambulance and a passenger in the car were hurt, officials said.

Information on the cause of the crash or the severity of the victims' injuries was not immediately available.

Traffic in the area was still delayed at 6:15 p.m.  

   


 

Ambulance rear ended in downtown Glendale - Arizona

Wednesday, February 3, 2016  By Justin Pazera

GLENDALE, AZ - Rescue crews were called out to 56th Avenue and Glendale on Wednesday to help out one of their own after a Southwest ambulance was rear ended.

There was not a patient inside the ambulance at the time of the crash. Glendale police said the ambulance was going back to its hub when it was involved in the crash.

Police do not believe impairment is a factor. The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital as precaution.

The crash shut down the intersection in downtown Glendale. 

   


 

Three injured, including patient, in ambulance crash in the District - DC

Wednesday, February 3, 2016  By Martin Weil and Clarence Williams

A patient in an ambulance was one of three people injured Friday evening in a collision in Northeast Washington, authorities said.

The collision occurred a few minutes before 5 p.m. at 17th and K streets NE, said Officer Hugh Carew, a D.C. police spokesman.

The fire department ambulance apparently collided with a private car.

In addition to the ambulance patient, a firefighter/EMT and a person in the other vehicle were injured in the crash, according to an email from Timothy J. Wilson, a spokesman for the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department.

The injuries to all three were described as minor in a department Twitter message.


It was not clear whether the patient being carried by the ambulance suffered a new injury or whether the patient’s original injury or condition was made worse by the collision.

The extent of damage to the ambulance was not described.

No cause for the crash could be learned immediately.

It occurred in a largely residential area a block or two east of Bladensburg Road NE and north of the Hechinger Mall.


The crash came at a time when many roads were slick with water from melting snow from last weekend’s blizzard. 

   


 

Woman arrested for alleged assault on paramedics - Michigan

Wednesday, February 3, 2016  Laura Colvin, lcolvin@hometownlife.com

A 50-year-old Commerce Township woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly assaulting paramedics who came to her aid in a local restaurant.

According to a report, police and EMS were summoned to the 2000 block of Milford Road after the woman – who reportedly was highly intoxicated – fell and cut her head inside a restaurant.

The woman, who was sitting in a chair “with blood all over her shirt and on the back of her head,” was allegedly “yelling and cussing at everyone,” threw a blood pressure cuff and oxygen meter at one paramedic, hit another three times in the shoulder and neck, and kicked a third between the legs, refusing to let anyone touch her.

Police said the woman blew a preliminary breath test of .186 percent, was ultimately arrested for assault, taken to the hospital for treatment, and transported back to the Milford Police station, where she was booked and held until sober, then released pending a warrant. The legal limit for driving in Michigan is a blood alcohol content of .08 percent.

 

   


 

3 Lake EMS employees hurt in crash - Florida

Wednesday, February 3, 2016  Millard K. Ives millard.ives@dailycommercial.com

MOUNT DORA — Three Lake Emergency Medical Service employees were injured early Wednesday after a vehicle crashed into their ambulance in Mount Dora.

The three were taken to Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares with minor injuries.

The crash occurred on State Road 44 near the Loch Leven subdivision at about 7:25 a.m.

Megan Glass, a Mount Dora spokeswoman, said the driver of a Jeep lost control and struck the ambulance head on. There was no patient in the ambulance at the time of the crash.

A passenger in the Jeep was ejected, sustained compound leg fractures and was taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford. 

   


 

3 injured in crash involving D.C. ambulance

Wednesday, February 3, 2016  BY MICHELLE MANZIONE 

An ambulance transporting a patient to a nearby hospital was involved in a car accident Friday late-afternoon.

Around 5 p.m., the D.C. Fire Department confirmed an ambulance with a patient and EMT inside were involved in an accident at 17th and K St. NE.

The fire department says the patient, EMT and person in the car have all been taken to a nearby hospital with injuries, though none appear to be life-threatening. 

   


 

Ambulance rolls over causing $80,000 in damage; workers OK - North Dakota

Wednesday, February 3, 2016  JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- An ambulance had $80,000 in damage, but two workers were uninjured when it rolled over on an icy patch of Interstate 94 east of Jamestown Monday night.

The ambulance driver, Aaron Tangren, 31, Bismarck, and William Caldwell, 24, Jamestown, were wearing seat belts, the patrol said.

Tangren was driving a 2010 Ford E350 ambulance west on Interstate 94 at about 8:53 p.m. when it slid into the median and rolled, the patrol said. Freezing conditions and winds created the icy stretch of highway as multiple vehicles slid into the ditch and median, the patrol said. 

No patients were being transported at the time of the crash as it was returning from a trip to a Fargo hospital. 

After the rollover, another Jamestown Area Ambulance transported Tangren and Caldwell to Jamestown Regional Medical Center, where they were treated and released. The ambulance driver was cited for care required, and the crash remains under investigation, said the Patrol.

   


 

3 emergency workers hurt in crash, driver faces DUI - Indianapolis

Wednesday, February 3, 2016  By , michael.adams@indystar.com

Two firefighters and an emergency medical technician, were injured Wednesday night on the southeast side when an SUV slammed into a two-vehicle wreck the crews were working on.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers took Kaitlyn M. Carlson, 22, into custody following the crash. She was preliminarily charged with a DUI.

The two Indianapolis firefighters were transported two IU Methodist Hospital with multiple, but non-life threatening injuries, officials said. The Indianapolis EMT was treated at the scene of the crash and returned to service.

Indianapolis Fire Department crews initially responded about 6:18 p.m. to the 6900 block of Gray Road on a report of a two-vehicle wreck. IFD officials said a silver Mercury Milan and a blue Ford Fusion had been involved in a minor, "personal injury" collision, and that neither driver was being transported to the hospital.

As IFD firefighters and Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services workers were tending to the victims of the wreck, officials said a black Ford Explorer came speeding south on Gray, toward Southport Road, and crashed into the Fusion.

The impact caused the Fusion, which two IFD firefighters were working on to prepare the car to be towed away, to move forward. The Fusion struck the firefighters and sent one of them, identified as 42-year-old Brian Hedrick, flying at least 10 feet, IFD officials said.

IEMS spokesman Carl A. Rochelle said EMT Clayton Moore, 24, was hit in the leg by the door of one of the cars. Moore declined treatment and returned to duty.

Hedrick, a 15 year IFD veteran, has been reported in good condition and is being kept overnight at Methodist for observation.

The other injured IFD firefighter, 29-year-old Corey VanWyk, was treated at the hospital and released late Wednesday night. He graduated from the IFD Recruit Academy on Dec. 18 and has only been in the companies for 39 days, fire officials said.

Call IndyStar reporter Michael Anthony Adams at (317) 444-6123. Follow him on Twitter at @MichaelAdams317 and on Snapchat at @michael389. 

   


 

Brown County crash knocks out power to hundreds - Wisconsin

Wednesday, February 3, 2016  BY BEN KRUMHOLZ 

HOBART — Hundreds of people west and south of Green Bay were without power Saturday morning after a crash left one man dead in Hobart. 


The Oneida Police Department says 42-year-old Dwayne Moore from Oneida the vehicle rolled over on State Highway 54, near Bay Ridge Court in Hobart around 2:06 a.m.

During that time, an ambulance was driving in the area and hit the downed power lines and paramedics also noticed the vehicle in the ditch. 

Officials say the paramedics had minor injures but the power lines had to be de-energized before they could be taken out of the ambulance safely. 



The cause of the crash is still under investigation.  

   


 

Police investigating shots fired call in McKeesport, ambulance service damaged by bullets - Pennsylvania

Wednesday, February 3, 2016  By 




Police are investigating after shots were fired in McKeesport Saturday morning, striking multiple buildings, including the McKeesport ambulance service. 

   


 

FIRE TRUCK AND AMBULANCE CRASH IN CENTERVILLE - Missouri

Tuesday, February 2, 2016  Luke Turnbough Reporting



(Centerville) Three people were injured Tuesday morning in an accident between a fire truck and an ambulance in Reynolds County. 

According to the Highway Patrol, the accident took place on Highway 21 in Centerville as a fire truck being driven by 74-year-old Lynndel Barnes of Ellington was following an ambulance being driven by 38-year-old Christina Thomas of Ellington. 

The fire truck struck the rear of the ambulance, causing the ambulance to slide off the road and overturn. 

All injured were occupants of the ambulance. 

Thomas received minor injuries and her two passengers, 25-year-old Sarah Martin of Ellington was moderately injured and 44-year-old Keith Cherry of Fredericktown received minor injuries. 



Martin was flown to Mercy Hospital in Saint Louis while Thomas and Cherry were taken to Southeast Health Center in Ellington. 

   


 
 
 

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