Collision with cop car leads to suspension of Fla. medic

He was also ticketed for running a red light while transporting a patient with no lights or sirens


South Lake Press

CLERMONT, Fla. — A Lake County paramedic transporting a patient to the hospital has been ticketed for running a red light after his ambulance collided with a patrol car.

Paramedic John Steadman, who was transporting a patient in non-emergency mode and using no lights or sirens, reportedly was speeding south on Citrus Tower Blvd. — traveling 42 mph in a 30 mph zone — ran the red light at Northridge Blvd. and slammed into a Clermont police car going west on Northridge on a green.

“It’s regrettable that this incident occurred,” Lake County EMS Executive Director Jerry Smith said.

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