Ambulance crash kills Ga. woman

Ambulance drifted off road, became airborne, and hit a utility pole before overturning

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. – A 45-year-old patient in a Coweta County EMS owned ambulance died of injuries sustained in a Wednesday morning ambulance rollover.

The westbound ambulance traveled onto the north shoulder of the road and hit a ditch with its front wheels. The ambulance continued forward and hit another ditch at a driveway causing the vehicle to become airborne, rotate clockwise and strike a power pole with its left side, reported the Times-Herald

After striking the power pole, the ambulance overturned.

The patient, Tracy Thomas, was being transported non-emergently to the hospital at the time of the accident. The two American Medical Response paramedics, Scott Alan Eisele, 41, who was driving, and Yappett Renuard Scott, 39, who was in the patient care compartment, were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Tracey Watson, with the Department of Public Safety, stated the rollover is being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol and charges are pending.



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