2 Ga. ambulances collide in a fiery collision

A medic blacked out at the wheel and collided with the ambulance he was following; both medics in stable condition


By Liz Fabian
The Macon Telegraph

BIBB COUNTY, Ga. — An ambulance driver blacked out at the wheel and rear-ended another ambulance in a fiery crash shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday in the right lane of Interstate 16.

Paramedic Michael Hanner told Bibb deputies he felt ill and passed out before crashing into another Medixx ambulance he was following near Spring Street, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

The engine compartment of Hanner's ambulance caught fire, and the paramedic driving the other ambulance, John Cleaves, pulled him from the burning vehicle.

Both men, whose ambulances are based in Soperton, were taken to the hospital to be checked for minor injuries.

The road was blocked for about an hour.

©2015 The Macon Telegraph (Macon, Ga.)

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