Indianapolis Ambulance Broadsided
Update, Sunday 2 pm: Second EMT dies in hospital. Scroll down.
A WISHARD EMS AMBULANCE CREW were both critically injured Saturday morning when their unit was struck broadside by a car traveling at high speed. One of the medics later died and the other remains in critical condition with severe head injuries.
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Timothy McCormack, 24, died at the hospital and is the city's first line-of-duty death for an EMS worker.
The ambulance was traveling through an intersection controlled by a flashing signal and had the right of way when a private automobile drove through the red light with enough speed and force to knock the ambulance on its side and slide approx. 200 feet and strike a parked car.
Update, Sunday 2 pm:
Dr. Charles Miramonti, chief of Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, announced that 22-year-old paramedic Cody Medley had died at Wishard Hospital early Sunday morning from severe injuries sustained in the crash Saturday.
WANE-TV posted this video report:
Indianapolis metro police and fire department crews were dispatched about 3:30 a.m. to St. Clair Street and Senate Avenue where they found the ambulance on its side.
"The ambulance had rolled onto its side from the force of the impact and slid into an unoccupied, parked vehicle,'' IMPD spokeswoman Linda Jackson said in a news release.
" … The driver and the medic in the ambulance were extricated and transported to Wishard Hospital in critical condition."
"The female driver of the passenger car was in good condition and transported to Wishard for a legal blood draw,'' IMPD Sgt. Linda Jackson said in a news release.
There were no other passengers or patient in the ambulance. They were not on an emergency call at the time, but returning to the hospital to restock supplies. Reportedly, both EMT's were wearing their seatbelts.
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