By KELLY PEDRO, SUN MEDIA
A Huron County paramedic has been fined after an ambulance responding to a call in Goderich collided with a minivan. Huron OPP said they responded to the minor crash about 11 a.m. yesterday. The ambulance was responding to a call with its lights and sirens activated at the time, police said.
The ambulance was travelling on Britannia Road in Goderich and had stopped at a red light at Huron Road before entering the intersection. The ambulance was trying to turn left when it collided with a minivan in the intersection. There were no patients in the ambulance at the time, said Const. Jeff Walraven. No one was hurt, he added.
Police charged the 46-year-old paramedic with unsafely proceeding under the Highway Traffic Act. “As with any emergency personnel, before you proceed through a lighted intersection you have to stop and ensure it is safe to do so,” Walraven said. The provincial offence is a $90 fine, plus a victim surcharge tax.