Helicopter called for critical patient after SC ambulance collision

The driver of the car that collided with the Prisma Ambulance was charged with DUI; the crew sustained minor injuries

By Laura French 

SENECA, S.C. — A critical patient was airlifted from the scene of a collision between an ambulance and a car in South Carolina on Wednesday. 

A Prisma Ambulance crew was transporting the patient in critical condition to the hospital when police say a car turned in front of the rig, leading to the collision, according to FOX Carolina

Officials said a helicopter was called in to continue transporting the patient due to the severe nature of the crash. The ambulance crew and driver of the car reportedly sustained minor injuries. 

The car driver, Christopher Allen Grover, was charged with DUI, open container and driving without a South Carolina driver's license, state troopers announced Thursday. 

The Seneca Fire Department also responded to the crash. Fire officials called the incident a "very difficult and emotional call" in a Facebook post Thursday morning. 

Further updates about the condition of the patient were not reported. 


Last we responded to a very difficult and emotional call. At Approximately 6:27 we were dispatched to an ambulance...

Posted by City of Seneca Fire Department on Thursday, February 18, 2021


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