2 Pa. paramedics seriously injured in ambulance crash with school bus
Officials said the Crozer Health medics needed to be extricated and one of them was intubated
Update Oct. 8, 2020: Crozer EMS has released a statement regarding the crash between an ambulance and school bus that injured two paramedics, a nurse and a bus driver on Wednesday.
The agency stated that all of the crewmembers are now recovering and thanked the agencies that offered assistance and provided mutual aid after the crash.
Read the full statement below:
By Laura French
CHESTER, Pa. — Two Pennsylvania paramedics were seriously injured in a crash between an ambulance and a school bus Wednesday morning.
Two Crozer Health paramedics and a Delaware County Memorial Hospital nurse were in the ambulance traveling on I-95 as it collided with the bus, according to the Delaware County Daily Times. There were no patients in the ambulance at the time and no children in the school bus, officials said.
The medics became trapped and needed to be extricated, according to the Daily Times, and were transported to Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Both sustained severe injuries and one was intubated, officials said.
The school bus driver sustained minor injuries in the crash. It is unclear if the nurse in the ambulance sustained any injuries. Officials did not say which school district the bus was from.