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August 12, 2014

3 EMTs hurt when truck hits ambulance

They were pulling out of the ambulance garage when they were struck by a box truck

By EMS1 Staff

MANCHESTER, N.J. — Three volunteer EMS crew members were injured Saturday when their ambulance was hit by a box truck.

The ambulance was had its lights and sirens activated and was on the way to an emergency call. It was exiting the Whiting Volunteer First aid building on Route 530 around 11 a.m. when it was struck by a truck driven by David Pineul, 20 Asbury Park Press reports. 

Neither he nor his passenger was hurt. EMT Albert Stover, 80, was driving the ambulance and was taken to Community Medical Center for complaints of pain, along with EMT John Valdora, 73. EMT Bryan Platt, 56, complained of right arm pain but refused medical attention. 

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Joel Bouyea Joel Bouyea Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:29:12 PM speedy recovery to all involved
Russell Joiner Russell Joiner Thursday, August 14, 2014 9:43:43 AM Boy, THATS gonna cost a VERY PRETTY PENNY.
Brett Lovell Brett Lovell Thursday, August 14, 2014 10:16:29 AM The ambulance was had its lights? *The ambulance had it's lights. How can I trust EMS1 to give me the latest news of the EMS world, if you can't use proper grammar. I know my grammar isn't the best, but I would think that a website based on writing articles would write them correctly.
Robert Gift Robert Gift Friday, August 15, 2014 3:26:26 PM We must make sure traffic has noticed and yielded. Are there [Emergency Signal] traffic signals there?

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