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2 killed in Tenn. ambulance, truck collision

The truck was driving northbound in a southbound lane and hit the ambulance head-on

By EMS1 Staff

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. — Two people died after a head-on collision between a pickup truck and ambulance Tuesday morning.

The driver and passenger of the pickup were both killed in the accident, according to WTVR.

Five people were in the ambulance, including two paramedics, a nurse, and a special needs patient and mother.

The pickup truck was driving northbound in a southbound lane and hit the ambulance head-on.

The ambulance did not have its lights or sirens on at the time because the patient was being transported for a routine doctor's appointment.

Both victims were women in their 20s. The five on board the ambulance sustained non-life threatening injuries.

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Paula Patrick Paula Patrick Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:37:59 PM How very sad...my thoughts and prayers are with the families. I am so very sorry for your loss. <3
Matt Seaboldt Matt Seaboldt Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:40:51 PM Wow
Mike Jones Mike Jones Tuesday, November 13, 2012 3:28:20 PM Sad when there is lose of life. People have to pay attention especially when driving. That Ambulance crew and passengers had no idea what lay ahead for them.
Annette W Dorney Annette W Dorney Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:43:24 AM 2 people killed taking a patient for a routine office visit. Horrific! These transports happen on a daily basis because physicians won't make house (or facility) visits. Perhaps physician visits should be considered when the cost in $ and safety is viewed.
Judy Mack Judy Mack Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:45:47 AM You never know what is out there or when it's coming. So sad for the loss of the 2 young women but if they had to hit another vehicle I'm glad it was a larger one in which everyone survived and not a minivan full of kids!
Ayesha Osman Ayesha Osman Monday, November 19, 2012 10:50:15 PM I lost my son (also a EMT) in a freak accident 3 weeks ago. He was on duty, attending to a patient that was involved in a car accident. He was only 30 years old. Four other emergency staff was injured but my son did not survive his injuries.

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