Medics injured in crash keep working on 8-year-old patient
Despite injuries after their ambulance flipped when hit by a wrong-way driver, they continued working on the boy who had suffered cardiac arrest
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Just after midnight last Friday at Bryant and Ashland in Buffalo, a Rural Metro ambulance was struck by a wrong-way driver.
The driver, 25-year-old Jeremy Parilla fled his vehicle but was taken into custody soon after. He has been charged with driving under the influence.
Three paramedics and a Buffalo firefighter in the ambulance were badly shaken up, but never stopped attending to their very sick passenger. They were transporting an 8-year-old boy who had suffered cardiac arrest. They managed to restore his pulse before attempting to rush him to Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo.
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