LODD: 2 Fla. paramedics killed in ambulance rollover crash
A car pulled in front of the AMR ambulance; the crash is under investigation
By EMS1 Staff
JUPITER, Fla. — Two paramedics were killed in an ambulance crash Thursday morning.
WPBF.com reported that a car pulled in front of the American Medical Response ambulance; the rig tried to avoid the crash, causing it to rollover. The ambulance did not have its lights and sirens activated. There were no patients on board at the time of the incident.
The driver of the car was injured and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Lahiri Garcia, 51, and critical care paramedic and supervisor, Paul Besaw, 36, died in the crash.
"Lahiri and Paul were both devoted husbands and fathers," AMR wrote on Facebook. "They dedicated their lives to caring for others. They were skilled, compassionate and fearless employees who embodied all of the qualities of an exemplary EMS provider."
The crash is under investigation. We will update you once more information becomes available.
UPDATE: Jupiter PD says the two deceased victims are ambulance employees, the driver of the other car suffered non-life threatening injuries pic.twitter.com/6zXrQE8K1o— Andrew Ruiz (@AndrewRuizWPTV) June 1, 2017
Our hearts our heavy as tragedy has struck our AMR Family in Florida. We are deeply saddened to share that our...Posted by American Medical Response on Thursday, June 1, 2017