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Ambulance Crash Caught on Video

No Serious Injuries

A HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA, AMBULANCE was responding on an emergency call Tuesday afternoon when it collided with a car at a controlled intersection.

Herald-Dispatch

The impact, that was caught on a surveillance camera, drove both vehicles several dozen feet until the ambulance rolled over onto the top of the car.  WSAZ-TV provided the crash clip in their video report:

 

The ambulance crew was able to self-extricate and they immediately began to evaluate and treat the woman who was driving the car.

All three of them were transported but all were released later after treatment for minor injuries.  A second ambulance was dispatched to the original call and another unit sent to the accident scene.

Initially the police are saying that the ambulance had the green light and the right-of-way, but they are still investigating.

Just two months ago another Cabell County ambulance was stolen by a nude man at a hospital and was heavily damaged when he wrecked it.  (Read that Firegeezer report HERE.)  This ambulance that was involved Tuesday is the unit that was purchased to replace the previously wrecked ambulance.

The Huntington Herald-Dispatch has the STORY HERE.

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Comments - Add Yours

  • http://www.rmesfire.org/ Jason Low

    Ambulance driver ambulance driver ambulance driver! AGGGHH! How many times did they have to say that?!

  • Zach

    Yup…no longer called “Ambulance Driver.” We should be referred to as EMT’s and Paramedics

  • Zach

    Or…if you wish, EMS Personnel.

  • Pissed medic

    Idiots… Try emergency medical technician, paramedic, etc… Saying ambulance drivers is in sult. If one called a law enforcement officer a ticket writer, or a firefighter a nozzle jockey offense would be taken. Really how would a news anchor like being called a bunch of gum bangers, jaw flappers, or wind bags. Thanks… Not!

  • Douglas Uhrie

    I wish you “EMT’s or First Aid Techs, or whatever you all want to be called would see yourselves in this. Arguing over what to be called instead of the main story of people getting hurt. What next…trash men called Sanitary engineers??? Give me a break you whining idiots!

    • shadowmed

      we do see ourselves in this. what people don’t understand is that it is an insult to be called an ambulance driver. By just calling us that, it diminishes what we do and what we stand for. Last time I looked, one did not go to school to be a trash man, but some go 2 yrs to be a paramedic.