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1 killed, medic and EMT seriously injured in ambulance crash

A woman ran a stop sign, causing the incident

By EMS1 Staff

FLAHERTY, Ky. — One person died and several others were injured in a collision between an ambulance and a car Thursday.

The ambulance tried to swerve out of the way of the oncoming car, which had ran a stop sign, but clipped the front side of the vehicle, according to WLKY.

The force of the crash caused the paramedic and EMT inside of the ambulance to be ejected from the vehicle.

The motorist that was clipped by the ambulance died at the scene.

The victim's 10-month-old son was also in the car but was properly restrained and suffered minor injuries and is expected to fully recover.

Another vehicle was also involved in the incident, but the driver suffered only minor injuries.

The paramedic and EMT are still in the hospital undergoing surgery for a possible crushed pelvis and another for a "significant back injury.”

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Kyle Falkenbach Kyle Falkenbach Friday, January 11, 2013 2:36:12 PM Unfortunate, now they can't execute by firing squad the woman who ran the stop sign.
John Snow John Snow Friday, January 11, 2013 2:50:50 PM How is the at fault driver the victim?
Tom J Monahan Tom J Monahan Friday, January 11, 2013 3:36:01 PM They were all victims that's why there called accidents, I'm sure she didn't want to kill herself with a 10month old with her by slamming into a won't know till the autopsy is done, maybe she was having medical issues.
Maureen Kenney-Gardei Maureen Kenney-Gardei Friday, January 11, 2013 4:51:44 PM As a former Paramedic, my heart and prayers go out to all involved. You see a lot on the job and then it hits one of your own. May God protect ALL who serve the public.
Ed Hillenbrand Ed Hillenbrand Friday, January 11, 2013 5:05:59 PM She ran the stop sign per the article.
Larry Wharton Larry Wharton Friday, January 11, 2013 8:35:11 PM The paramedic (friends with my son) and th MT are partly at fault for their own injurie. Being ejected from the vehicle tells me that they didn't have their seatbelts on - a violation of Kentucky Law and I'm sure their employers SOP. I hope they recover fully from their injuries and they have a long road to full recovery ahead of them. Get well soon guys.
Adam Armstrong Adam Armstrong Saturday, January 12, 2013 9:23:31 AM Respectfully, you are making some assumptions without having all of the facts. First, they could have been wearing their seat belts and the devices malfunctioned. Second, their department's SOPs may be like ones at some agencies I've worked for: seat belt use is generally required except in instances when the duties of patient care necessitates being unrestrained. I am not familiar with Kentucky's vehicle traffic law, so I am not sure if there is an exemption for public safety personnel while in the performance of their duties.
Gloria Cotter Gloria Cotter Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:08:39 AM my husband is a heart go's out to all family and friends.

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