After ambulance collision medic assisted 5 injured children

Minivan crossed center line, striking ambulance; medic assessed scene and began caring for others despite his own injuries

By Kelsey Pape

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Emergency personnel are trained to save lives - and they will do whatever it takes to make that happen. On Wednesday, a Rural/Metro paramedic demonstrated that after he was involved in a Loudon County collision with a minivan.

"It's just instinct. When it's time to react and take care of people in need, that's what they do and what they know," said Erin Downey, Rural/Metro regional director.

The Tennessee State Highway Patrol said Jessica Creek was driving a minivan which was carrying her five children when she crossed the highway's center line, hitting the Rural/Metro Ambulance.

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