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Driver killed, firefighters, medics injured in ambulance crash

An SUV slammed into an ambulance head on just as crews finished loading a patient

By EMS1 Staff

HOUSTON — A Houston driver was killed and firefighters and medics were injured in an early Monday morning crash between an SUV and ambulance.

Crews had just finished loading a possible heart attack patient and a patient's family member when an SUV slammed head on into the ambulance, according to KTRK.

The impact of the crash caused the ambulance to collide into a fire department squad unit parked behind it.

Five firefighters and medics were injured and hospitalized. Two firefighters have been released with two others expected to leave soon. One firefighter will remain in the hospital because of a broken leg.

The unidentified driver of the SUV died on the scene.

The patient and family member were also hospitalized and are stable as well.

It is unclear if there was anyone else in the crashed SUV.

Authorities are investigating whether or not alcohol was involved in the crash and say that the driver made no attempt to stop prior to the accident. 

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Debbie Gregor Bangert Debbie Gregor Bangert Monday, November 26, 2012 3:41:32 PM No to sound sarcastic but is it hunting season on EMS this month? My prayers go out to all involved.
Christy Schertz Christy Schertz Monday, November 26, 2012 5:26:27 PM O WELL THEIR LOSS NOT MINE!
Job Zambo Job Zambo Wednesday, November 28, 2012 6:32:27 AM its so sad when the helper becomes the casualty.
Ed Hillenbrand Ed Hillenbrand Wednesday, November 28, 2012 8:48:59 PM Did the driver of the SUV have a fatal incident? Heart? Sugar? Other? prior to hitting the rig?
Brodie Verworn Brodie Verworn Saturday, December 01, 2012 4:45:33 PM and a good christian woman like yourself takes this attitude why?
Anna Davis Anna Davis Saturday, December 01, 2012 6:26:22 PM WOW... are you having a bad day or something? Seriously, if you don't care about others then you are on the wrong website.

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