Va. EMT airlifted to hospital after ambulance crash

An ambulance crashed into a guardrail after it blew a tire out, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle


By EMS1 Staff 

GREENVILLE, Va. — An EMT sustained serious injuries in an ambulance crash after the rig blew a tire and crashed into a guardrail.

Augusta County Fire-Rescue Chief David W. Nichols said the driver lost control of the vehicle while transporting a patient to the hospital, the News Leader reported. During transport, one of the ambulance’s tires blew, causing the driver to lose control and crash into the guardrail.

A medevac helicopter transported the EMT to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. (Photo/Virginia Department of Transportation)
A medevac helicopter transported the EMT to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. (Photo/Virginia Department of Transportation)

The EMT traveling in the back of the ambulance with a patient was injured in the crash. A medevac helicopter transported the EMT to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Staunton-Augusta Rescue Squad responded to the ambulance crash scene and transported the patient to Augusta Health. The emergency responder driving the ambulance was not injured in the accident.

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