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.

Request product info from top Ambulances companies

Thank You!

By submitting your information, you agree to be contacted by the selected vendor(s) and that the data you submit is exempt from Do Not Sell My Personal Information requests. View our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Join the discussion

Copyright © 2022 EMS1. All rights reserved.