Ambulance crashes after driver loses control on icy road

Investigators said the driver “lost control on the slushy road, overcorrected and struck the barrier wall and the guard rail”


Jason Tidd
The Wichita Eagle

An ambulance crashed after the driver lost control on a snowy interstate in central Kansas on Wednesday, state troopers said.

Emergency crews were called at around 10:32 a.m. to an injury accident on I-35 near mile marker 99, which would be northeast of El Dorado, the Kansas Highway Patrol said in a crash report. Investigators determined a 2014 Chevy ambulance was northbound when the driver “lost control on the slushy road, overcorrected and struck the barrier wall and the guard rail.”

The 37-year-old Wichita woman driving the ambulance was taken to a hospital by a private vehicle with suspected minor injuries.

The KHP crash report shows a 2016 Peterbilt semi was also involved in the wreck. The 30-year-old Missouri woman driving the semi had no apparent injury.

At the time of the crash, central Kansas was under in a winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service office in Wichita that predicted a few inches of snow and rain would fall across the region.

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