Paramedics injured in head-on collision help driver

The ambulance was responding to an emergency with its lights and sirens activated


INNISFIL, Ontario — A head on collision involving an ambulance responding to an emergency call injured two paramedics on Tuesday. Despite their injuries, the paramedics climbed out of their mangled ambulance to provide aid to the seriously injured woman in the car that hit them.

Barrietoday.com reported the woman had been driving northbound when she lost control of the car and crossed into the southbound lane, where she collided with the ambulance which had its emergency lights and siren activated. After pushing the car about 330 feet down the highway, the ambulance landed upright in a ditch.

A fire and rescue crew extricated the woman from her damaged car. "She's lucky. If she hadn't been wearing her seat-belt, she'd be dead" said South Simcoe Police Constable Rich Williamson.  

The two injured paramedics and a student paramedic who was riding along in the ambulance at the time of the crash were transported to a local hospital as a precaution, but are expected to be fine. The 21-year-old woman was transported to the hospital with more serious injuries, including a concussion and a broken arm. 

The cause of the accident is still undetermined, however speed and weather are being considered as factors. 

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