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3 Va. providers injured in ambulance crash

One Bassett Volunteer Rescue Squad member was flown to a hospital, and two others were transported by ground ambulance


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By Leila Merrill

BASSETT, Va. — Three volunteers with the Bassett Volunteer Rescue Squad were injured Sunday afternoon after their ambulance crashed while en route to a call, WSLS reported.

One EMS provider was transported by air ambulance to a hospital in Roanoke. The other two sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to a hospital by ground ambulance.

Fellow members of the Bassett Volunteer Rescue Squad responded along with crews from Henry County Public Safety, Bassett Volunteer Fire Department and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

“Our hearts and thoughts are with our volunteers who were injured in the line of duty. We are grateful for their dedication and bravery, and we hope for a full and speedy recovery for all involved,” said Andrew Delello, captain of Bassett Rescue Squad, in a statement given to 10 News.

The squad said their 1999 Freightliner ambulance sustained significant damage, and Virginia State Police are investigating the crash.

The volunteer organization has thanked members of the public for their support at this time and said that all three crewmembers are expected to recover.