EMS Close Calls

Litton Ambulance struck by lightning – Illinois

No calls were missed and systems are back online after lightning struck Litton Ambulance just before 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning.  EMS Network: "It sounded like a bomb going off," owner Angie Litton said. "At first, I didn’t know what happened." What happened was a thunderstorm produced lightning that struck the radio tower at...
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Cops: Drunk Wharton teen punches paramedic, officer – New Jersey

A 17-year-old Wharton male who allegedly passed out drunk on some steps at a residence in the borough at around 3 a.m. on Sunday punched the face of a St. Clare’s Hospital paramedic who was providing him medical aid, police said. As a police officer attempted to stop the assault on the paramedic, the teen...
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Ambulance In Rollover Wreck – South Carolina

One person was trapped briefly when an ambulance flipped onto its side in Cherokee County Monday morning. EMS Network: The rollover happened off Interstate 85 near Exit 87 on Green River Road. The location is between Gaffney and Cowpens. Crew members in the ambulance suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to a hospital for...
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Ambulance hit, totaled – Alaska

A Guardian Flight ambulance responding to a crash on the Glenn Highway between Anchoarge and Palmer was destroyed when it was hit by a truck. The $200,000 ambulance was parked on the Knik River Bridge Sunday morning when a pickup pulling a trailer lost control and smashed into the vehicle, Alaska State Troopers said. The pickup,...
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Man accused of causing ambulance accident = New Hampshire

An Amherst driver has been charged with running a red light at an intersection in connection with an accident involving a town ambulance Sept. 29. Police Chief Peter Lyon said Monday that Neil Berkebile, 38, of River Road, ran a red light at the intersection of Amherst Street and Route 122 and struck an ambulance...
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Two injured when teen driver collides with ambulance – Florida

A Gainesville teen was ticketed late Sunday for apparently causing a crash with a Union County ambulance. All six people involved survived the crash, although two were injured. The wreck occurred at 9 p.m. while the ambulance — with its lights and siren activated — was being driven south on NW 13th Street as it...
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