W.Va. paramedic injured, nearly run over after patient becomes erratic

EMS providers were responding to call about a man who was slumped over in a vehicle

By Leila Merrill

HOMETOWN, W.Va. — Court records show that a man was arrested Sunday following an incident that injured a paramedic who was trying to help him, WCHS reported.

A homeowner in Hometown had said that a man was slumped over in a running vehicle in their driveway, and first responders responded to that call, according to a criminal complaint filed in Putnam County Magistrate Court.

Paramedics broke a passenger-side window and woke Logan Alecsander Carter, of Hometown, according to deputies. Carter allegedly tried to escape while a first responder was partly in the vehicle and trying to turn it off.

Paramedics said that after Carter woke up, he rolled down his driver-side window but his behavior became erratic after they started asking him questions.

Carter is accused of putting the vehicle in reverse and hitting an ambulance. That caused a medic to fall out of the car and get a head injury from the car door. The paramedic was nearly run over by a tire.

The Hometown man has been charged with malicious assault, DUI causing serious bodily harm and battery on a government employee.

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