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Ohio medics injured, patient killed in ambulance crash

A South Central Ambulance paramedic was seriously injured in a fatal collision with another vehicle


Fox 8

By Bill Carey

GEAUGA COUNTY, Ohio — A patient is dead and two medics are injured, one seriously, after their ambulance was involved in a collision with another caused by an alleged drunk driver.

Two paramedics with South Central Ambulance were transporting the patient to UH Geauga Medical Center on Sept. 26 when they were involved in the crash on SR 528 at Chardon Windsor Road, WOIO reported.

The driver of the other vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign. The collision caused the ambulance to overturn several times and the other vehicle to catch on fire, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported.

Chief of South Central Ambulance, Shaun Buehner, said the paramedic in the back of the ambulance suffered multiple fractures and was flown to University Hospitals Main Campus. Fox 8 reported that another paramedic in the rig was also injured and was transported to University Hospitals in Geauga.

The patient was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Charges are pending and the cause of the crash is under investigation.