Video: Fatal Mass. ambulance rollover caught on camera
Surveillance footage clearly shows a Mercedes-Benz running a stop sign and clipping an ambulance, causing it to flip over in a crash that killed a 58-year-old patient and injured a medic
By John Zaremba
MILFORD, Mass. — A dialysis patient who was killed when the ambulance that was taking her home was struck by a car and rolled over in Milford yesterday was “a good mother and a good wife,” her grieving husband told the Herald.
“It’s kind of a shock to the family,” Allan Scott of Upton said of the midday crash that killed Karen Scott, 58, a mother of two and his wife of 25 years. “She was a good person, and we’re going to miss her.”
Police say the ambulance was westbound on Route 140 when a Mercedes-Benz ran a stop sign at Green Street, striking the emergency vehicle’s rear quarter panel and causing it to flip. The ambulance righted itself and landed on a guardrail, police said.
The Mercedes driver, identified by police as Lisa Zemack, 61, of Framingham, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. She is charged with failure to stop and failure to grant the right-of-way, Milford police Sgt. John Sanchioni said. The accident remains under investigation. Sanchioni said it appears Scott’s stretcher “came loose” during the horrific crash.
A paramedic riding in the back with Scott was also hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
Allan Scott said his wife lived for the past year at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Northbridge.
|McClatchy-Tribune News Service|