LODD: Private EMS agency employee crushed to death between 2 ambulances

Philadelphia Fire Department paramedics transported Nisha Jaia Renee Dash to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead

Duty Death: Nisha Jaia Renee Dash - [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

End of Service: 09/10/2022


By Leila Merrill

PHILADELPHIA — A private EMS agency employee was crushed to death between two ambulances Saturday.

One ambulance was transporting a patient and the other rig’s crew was on site to assist, Fox29 reported.

EMS workers were preparing to unload a patient from the first ambulance, and the driver got out. That’s when the rig began to roll backward.

The EMS provider got back in the ambulance to stop it from rolling but his foot hit the gas pedal, making the ambulance drive backward quickly and crushing Nisha Jaia Renee Dash, 32.

Philadelphia Fire Department paramedics transported her to Einstein Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

Her death is under investigation.

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