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November 19, 2012

Mich. EMT killed in double MVA

He was pronounced dead after a second vehicle drove through the rollover accident scene

By EMS1 Staff

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — An off-duty EMT was killed after being involved in a rollover accident, then being hit by another vehicle that drove through the scene of the first crash.

The driver reportedly lost control of his vehicle and rolled over the median early Sunday morning.

Four people were inside the vehicle, with at least three getting injured and one being ejected, according to WoodTV.

An off-duty sheriff and a nurse returning from work were at the scene to help the victims.

While tending to the victims, a second motorist lost control of their vehicle in the same area of the road and drove through the first crash scene, striking the sheriff, nurse and two of the passengers from the previous accident.

Trevor Stuck, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene after the second vehicle drove through. The other passengers along with the sheriff and nurse have all been hospitalized with two of the other passengers in critical condition.

The driver of the second vehicle has been taken into custody and did not sustain any injuries.

Ambulance company, PRIDE Care told WoodTV that several of the people in the first crash were employees.

Comstock Fire and Rescue said Stuck was an emergency responder and posted a message of condolence to their Facebook Page.

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Rebecca Courtney Varner Rebecca Courtney Varner Monday, November 19, 2012 5:33:30 PM How sad this had to happen, it's bad enought that the first patient had a reck, then the second car wasn't paying attention and caused more injuries and damage. I will be keeping you'll in my paryers and thoughts.
John Legg John Legg Monday, November 19, 2012 5:58:25 PM So sad to hear the horrible news. Thoughts and prayers to all involved.
Robert Farish Sr Robert Farish Sr Monday, November 19, 2012 6:42:26 PM That is so sad, in helping others as EMT's put ourselves in harms way
Donna Graham Hammond Donna Graham Hammond Tuesday, November 20, 2012 12:08:12 AM Sad...RIP. prayers for all involved
Tim Talladino Tim Talladino Tuesday, November 20, 2012 12:49:45 AM News of second EMS fatality in one day.... My heart goes out to the friends and family of those killed in NJ and Michigan.
Tim Talladino Tim Talladino Tuesday, November 20, 2012 12:54:41 AM Sad to say you always hear about the public safety personel killed fighting fires or patrolling a beat but never about the ones that die in traffic accidents while responding to a medical call or in the back attending to a patient.
Tim Talladino Tim Talladino Tuesday, November 20, 2012 12:59:46 AM Sad to say that news of EMS fatalities is becoming a weekly occurance. Willing to bet that the number is frightenly high but you never hear about the "the emt or paramedic" killed in the line of duty.
Robert Gift Robert Gift Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2:00:46 AM So sorry. Were seat-belts in use? How was one ejected? In my POV I carry road flares to hopefully make a scene safer. I'd also try to park my car as a protective barrier. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=S+Westnedge+Ave,+Kalamazoo,+Business+Loop+131+&hl=en&ll=42.31365,-85.589515&spn=0.00409,0.006706&sll=42.274768,-85.582638&sspn=0.023149,0.053644&t=h&z=18
James Oldham James Oldham Tuesday, November 20, 2012 6:53:59 AM Their you go again trying to arm chair quarter back the call
Robert Gift Robert Gift Tuesday, November 20, 2012 8:01:22 AM Valid question. Were seat-belts in use? Unexpected ice on the pavement? Speeding? If the correct GooglEarth view is posted, there is nothing "bad" about this road. Just bad drivers.
Brandon Brewer Brandon Brewer Thursday, November 22, 2012 12:34:56 AM Not sure what you looked up on Google Earth, but the location of the accident is a very bad curve. Even doing the posted speed limit in ideal conditions can be tricky. Add to that the fact that the business loop goes from 70 to 35 in about a mile distance.
Robert Gift Robert Gift Thursday, November 22, 2012 2:58:43 AM Please correct my mistake if I posted the wrong location on GooglEarth. One need not do the posted speed limit. It is a limit in ideal conditions: daytime, clear visibility, clean, dry surface. Not a requirement (unless you're on the 405 in LA during rushour)
Green Springs squad - Seneca County EMS Green Springs squad - Seneca County EMS Monday, November 26, 2012 12:48:05 AM How tragic...
Wayland Slater Wayland Slater Monday, November 26, 2012 9:04:16 AM The article didn't mention the road conditions, but that might been a factor in both wrecks, along with some "rubber-knecking" with the second accident. For the short time I lived in Houghton Lake, MI I don't know how many wrecks I saw that were caused just for that reason.
Teri Donovan Springer Teri Donovan Springer Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:09:18 PM Brandon is right. It's a very bad curve. Cars coming off 131 at 70+ mph don't slow down enough for the curve (which is posted at 35mph with MANY signs indicating the speed and the fact that there is a curve there). Speed was most decidedly a factor. I am so sorry that our community has now lost two very fine and dedicated Paramedics and I pray the others involved heal......

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