Funeral held for Ala. paramedic killed in crash; partner seriously injured

Care Ambulance Paramedic David Mimm, a 30-year EMS veteran, was killed in an ambulance crash earlier this month

By Laura French

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An Alabama paramedic who was killed in an ambulance crash last week was laid to rest on Sunday afternoon.

Care Ambulance Paramedic David Mimm, 54, was in the back of the ambulance on March 1 tending to a patient when it collided with a car, killing him and injuring his partner, Paramedic Tammy McDaniel, according to WSFA. The patient and the driver of the car were also injured in the crash.

Mimm had served as a paramedic for more than 30 years and is remembered as a mentor for young paramedics, a loving husband and father to his wife, step-daughter and two sons, and an avid sports fan, according to his obituary. He was also an Army veteran, serving as a medic on two tours between 1984 and 1987.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help Mimm’s family with funeral and medical expenses.

A fundraiser has also been started for McDaniel, who was driving the ambulance at the time of the crash and sustained multiple fractures, pulmonary contusions and a laceration to her spleen.

“She is a competent medic who understands the balance between being a person and being a professional,” the GoFundMe organizers wrote. “It’s evident that Tammy would answer the call of any of us and gladly give us the shirt off her back.”

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