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Fatal Ambulance Crash in Kentucky

Ambulance Was Not On a Call

A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT INVOLVING A MEADE COUNTY, Kentucky, ambulance Thursday evening left one woman dead and the two EMT's with serious injuries.  Two other people were also transported with less serious injuries.

The ambulance did not have a patient on board and was just driving non-emergency when a 27-yr.-old woman blew a stop sign and collided with the ambulance.  The ambulance driver saw the accident unfolding and took an evasive action which led to him glancing off another car.  But the crash was unavoidable and the ambulance struck the auto on the driver's side.  The ambulance then careened off the road and rolled over.


WAVE-TV reports:

According to (Kentucky State Police) and Meade County Sheriff officials, a silver 2008 Pontiac driven by Sarah S. Hottell, 27, of Brandenburg was eastbound on KY 333 approaching the intersection of KY 313 when she failed to stop at a stop sign. An ambulance, driven by Todd Flory, 49, of Vine Grove swerved to Hottell's car but was unable to do so. The ambulance struck the Pontiac in the driver's side front, then left the roadway and overturned on the southbound side of the intersection ejecting both Flory and his passenger EMT Michael Wise, 48, from Payneville.

During the collision, a Volkswagen driven by Maria P. Williams, 47, of Brandenburg, was also struck.

Hottell's car also left the roadway on the south side and came to final rest in the ditch. She was pronounced dead at the scene. In addition to Hottell, a 10-month old infant, who was properly restrained in a car seat, was in the car.

One of the EMT's suffered a crushed pelvis and the other a serious back injury.

WHAS-TV Ch. 11 filed this video report from the scene:


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