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August 26, 2014

Pa. ambulance breaks down with baby days after safety investigation

The service is under further scrutiny after an ambulance lost a tire while transporting a sick infant, days after the state took 30 ambulances off the road

NBC Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — A local ambulance and transportation company already under investigation is now under even more scrutiny after one of its vehicles lost a tire while a sick infant was onboard.

The Keystone Quality Transport ambulance broke down on the Garden State Parkway last Thursday while carrying a sick baby. The child had to be taken by medical chopper to St. Christopher’s Hospital as the ambulance was towed.

The ambulance broke down only a few days after NBC10 first reported Keystone, a medical transport service with locations in Port Richmond, Parkside and Springfield, was under investigation for possible safety violations. Dozens of vehicles and five drivers were taken off the streets.

Read full story: More Scrutiny for Company Under Investigation After Ambulance Loses Tire While Carrying Sick Baby

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Glen Killam Glen Killam Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:19:02 AM Boy, I wish I had $10 for every commercial ambulance I broke down in!
Brian Kane Brian Kane Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:58:52 PM And yet the sending & receiving hospitals well not be held accountable by the Dept. of Health.

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