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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

Hawaii News Now

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.

Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Full story: First responders hurt in ambulance accident at Ala Moana

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David Chinery David Chinery Monday, July 14, 2014 1:40:54 PM Almost definitely a significant thought error. I know of no parking garage that a standard height Transport unit would fit. Usually the entry points are clearly marked also. Also trying to understand how the driver was seriously injured in the crash(unless I misunderstood the news story). If belted impact is above him. Leg or rib injury??? I could fully understand how providers in the rear were injured.
Jennifer Williams Jennifer Williams Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:28:28 AM How did they get the ambulance up to the third floor of the parking ramp to begin with? You would think if they fit it up there it would fit going down.

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