Photos: 2 EMS providers hurt in fatal crash that flipped rig in Ariz.
Two AMR Las Vegas employees had just completed a patient transport when a vehicle hit the ambulance head-on
By Leila Merrill
BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. — A man died in a crash with an ambulance, and two EMS providers were injured Tuesday morning, the Mohave Valley Daily News reported.
Christopher Wayne Cary, 52, drove his vehicle across a median on the Bullhead Parkway, hit an American Medical Response rig head-on, was ejected from his vehicle and died from his injuries at the scene, according to a report by the Bullhead City Police Department.
The ambulance flipped onto its side.
The crash is being investigated. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor.
ACCIDENT - (12/28, 8:25am) - The Parkway is currently closed from Laughlin Ranch Blvd to Silver Creek Rd due to a serious head on collision involving an ambulance. pic.twitter.com/KSh2j1MmRc— Mohave Valley Daily News (@MohaveNews) December 28, 2021
The two AMR Las Vegas employees had finished transporting a patient to Western Arizona Regional Medical Center — which is near the crash site — and were returning to Nevada.
Local officials said their injuries were not life-threatening. Medical personnel evaluated Michael Digaetano at the scene. He had been driving the ambulance.
The other EMS provider, Philip Mauro, suffered a broken right arm. Members of the Bullhead City Fire Department took him to the medical center.