2 medics, firefighter injured in ambulance crash

One medic suffered a serious leg injury and the other medic and firefighter suffered minor injuries; a patient on board died


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HONOLULU, Hawaii — An ambulance crash at Ala Moana Center involved overworked paramedics on overtime. Two paramedics and a firefighter were hurt in the accident. Hawaii News Now has learned that one of the paramedics suffered a serious leg injury. The other had injured ribs.

First responders helping a patient with a medical emergency wound up in the hospital after the crash. Authorities said a 50-year-old worker at the construction site near Nordstrom was in critical condition around 9:45 a.m. on Saturday. The patient was loaded on the third-level and sources said a police officer in his vehicle was leading the rig out of the mall. The ambulance crashed on the way down the Atkinson ramp. The driver, a veteran paramedic, was seriously hurt, according to a spokesperson for the city's Emergency Medical Services division. The other paramedic and a firefighter who was assisting them in the rig suffered minor injuries.

Sources said the patient was in cardiac arrest, but the ambulance crew had stabilized him. Hawaii News Now learned that he went back into cardiac arrest and later died.

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