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Ky. medic in ICU after tractor-trailer strikes ambulance

A Bullitt County paramedic was caring for a patient when he was ejected from the back of the ambulance



By Bill Carey

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky paramedic is in the ICU after a tractor-trailer struck the ambulance he was in, causing him to be thrown from the back of the ambulance.

Bullitt County EMS ambulance was transporting a patient to a hospital in downtown Louisville on June 19, when it was struck by the tractor-trailer, WDRB reported.  The collision occurred at 3:30 a.m. according to Metro Police. The ambulance’s lights and sirens were on as it drove through a red light.

The paramedic, in the back of the ambulance with a patient, was ejected from the patient care compartment. He suffered life-threatening injuries, including multiple fractures, internal injuries and a head injury. A Facebook post from Bullitt County EMS stated the paramedic is in critical but stable condition. An EMT driving the ambulance was also transported to a hospital, treated and released, WHAS11 reported.

The patient was a teen who was injured in a crash while fleeing the police in a stolen car. The Kentucky State Police stated that the teen fled the ambulance crash only to be caught again.

The crash is under investigation.