Flying piece of wood smashes windshield of ambulance in transit

Two Colo. firefighter-paramedics in the rig were unhurt, but police say the incident could have been much worse

By Leila Merrill

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Firefighter-paramedics AJ Kallwheit and Chelsea Martinez were driving in Lakewood on Thursday when a piece of lumber flew from the bed of a truck and hit the windshield of the ambulance they were in, KDVR reported. The windshield was smashed, but the EMS providers were unhurt.

Kallwheit was driving and remained calm.

“We were just getting back from a call, so I was kind of doing my reporting on the computer, so I’d glance up, look down and I looked up and it looked like slow motion this piece of wood up in the air,” Martinez said. 

The Lakewood Police Department issued a reminder on Twitter that driving with an unsecured load is against Colorado law.  


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