CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An ambulance incurred moderate damage and two crew members were taken to the hospital as a precaution overnight in the Capital City.
The ambulance with the Charleston Fire Department crashed on the Kanawha Boulevard end of the Patrick Street Bridge around 10:00 after transporting a patient to the hospital. Captain David Hodges said the crew had gone to one of the fire stations across the bridge to resupply after the run and there were no patients on board.
“It appears they somehow got into the curb, which is a very high curb, and it pulled the ambulance up into the curb and then went through the rail,” said Hodges.
The front wheels of the ambulance were hanging off the bridge over the Boulevard. The two crew members were immediately treated and released.
An investigation is underway by the Charleston Police Department.
“We don’t think there were any other factors. We think the ambulance got into the high curb as he curbed the wheel and it pulled them. We don’t think speed or anything else was a factor,” he said.
Damage to the vehicle was moderate and an insurance adjustor is examining the wrecked vehicle today.