Medics hurt when ambulance crashes into patrol car
The ambulance crashed into a deputy's vehicle that stopped to block traffic at an intersection; the cardiac arrest patient died
The Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ind. — Police say two paramedics and two volunteer firefighters were hurt when an ambulance carrying a dying patient crashed into a sheriff’s patrol car in central Indiana.
Columbus police Lt. Matt Myers says the ambulance was taking a 72-year-old female heart attack victim from her home near Edinburgh to a Columbus hospital. Both medics were working to revive the woman, so a firefighter agreed to drive the ambulance.
Myers tells The Republic that the ambulance hit the deputy’s car after it stopped to block traffic at an intersection. A firefighter helping the medics and the others in the ambulance were treated at a hospital for their injuries.
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