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Pa. paramedic critically injured in ambulance crash

Paramedic Dina Filo-O’Neil was in the back of the Lower Kiski ambulance when it struck a guardrail

By Bill Carey

PITTSBURGH — A paramedic was critically injured in an ambulance crash in Pittsburgh’s Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar neighborhood.

A Lower Kiski ambulance was transporting a patient on Feb. 21 to St. Margaret Hospital when it crossed the center line and struck a guardrail, WTAE reported.

Pittsburgh Public Safety stated that Paramedic Dina Filo-O’Neil was in the back of the ambulance sustained head injuries and facial trauma. Filo-O’Neil was initially unresponsive after the crash. She was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Filo-O’Neil was not wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred. Neither the patient nor the driver of the ambulance reported any injuries.

Filo-O’Neil has been a Leechburg paramedic for over 20 years. Her coworker, Samantha Boyd, started a GoFundMe to help with recovery costs.

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