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Minn. medic recovering from ambulance crash to leave hospital on Valentine’s Day

Brian Nagel, 30, was helping to transport a patient when an SUV collided head-on with the ambulance; nearly a month later he will return home

By EMS1 Staff

Valentine’s Day will be extra special for Brian Nagel, 30, who was critically injured in January when an SUV crashed head-on into his ambulance, also injuring EMT Tim Daly, 43, who was released from the hospital in late January with both legs in casts.

The driver of the SUV also died.

After nearly a month of recovery, Nagel is expected to go home from the hospital on Friday, and will have stitches removed on Monday, reports. He has been undergoing physical and speech therapy, but has been eager to get ome.

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Rebecca Jette Parke Rebecca Jette Parke Friday, February 14, 2014 9:05:44 AM I could be wrong, but didn't the patient in the back initially report the accident and is still alive and okay? So glad to hear Brian gets to go home!
Kelly Ebben Kelly Ebben Friday, February 14, 2014 11:31:37 AM Patient is alive and fine. Pt was the one to call in the accident.
Annie Rogers Annie Rogers Friday, February 14, 2014 12:13:19 PM Pt was the only one not seriously injured., and was the one to call into 911. Another ambulance was brought to take her the rest of the way to the original destination hospital.
Brian Fisher Brian Fisher Friday, February 14, 2014 2:39:26 PM Yup, their report is wrong.

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