3 EMS providers injured in 2nd fatal ambulance crash within days

The driver of an SUV was killed and three Louisville Metro EMS employees were injured less than a week after a head-on crash involving the same agency


By Laura French

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three Kentucky EMS providers were injured in a fatal ambulance crash less than a week after a separate head-on ambulance crash injured two providers from the same agency. 

A Louisville Metro EMS ambulance was struck on its passenger side by an SUV early Monday morning, causing both vehicles to roll over, according to WHAS11. The driver of the SUV was killed and three ambulance crewmembers were injured and transported to the hospital.

The ambulance was not on a call at the time and had no patient on board, officials said. The crewmembers' injuries were not life-threatening. 

Last Wednesday, another Louisville Metro EMS ambulance was struck head-on by an SUV, killing the SUV's passenger and injuring two EMS providers and the SUV driver. That ambulance was also not carrying a patient. 

The EMS providers injured in Wednesday's crash were reported to be in critical condition last week. An update on their condition was not available at the time of this writing. 

The Louisville Metro Police Department is investigating both crashes.

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