Del. EMS provider suffers severe concussion in rig crash

The driver of the vehicle that rear-ended the ambulance is accused of driving under the influence


By Laura French 

DOVER, Del. — A Delaware EMS provider suffered a severe concussion after a van rear-ended an ambulance early Saturday morning. 

Dover Police Department officials said the ambulance was transporting a patient at 1:23 a.m. when the collision occurred. One of the two EMS providers in the rig sustained a severe concussion and was rendered unconscious for several hours, police said. All three ambulance occupants were transported to the hospital. 

The driver of the van, Justin Pawlowski, 35, became pinned inside the vehicle and suffered a broken leg. A passenger inside the van also sustained a shoulder injury. The patient who was inside the ambulance did not sustain any injuries as a result of the crash. 

Pawlowski was allegedly driving under the influence and faces charges including one count of first-degree vehicular assault, two counts of second-degree vehicular assault, first-degree reckless endangerment and DUI. He is currently in the hospital receiving treatment for his injuries. 

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