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R.I. paramedic severely injured in hit-and-run undergoes 7-hour surgery

Fall River Paramedic Miranda Hennessy is reportedly “in good spirits” as she recovers from her injuries

By Bill Carey

FALL RIVER, R.I. — Fall River Paramedic Miranda Hennessy was exiting her ambulance during a call on May 29 when an oncoming car collided with the rig’s open door, injuring Hennessy and her partner, WPRI reported.

Hennessy was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with severe injuries. She underwent an approximately seven-hour surgery and is expected to recover, according to the report.

Coventry Fire Captain Robert Mann said Hennessy is “in good spirits” and will hopefully return home soon.

The FREMS Hope Foundation is raising funds for Hennessy to help cover her medical expenses and support her recovery. Additionally, two T-shirts will be available for purchase in her honor: an authorized on-duty shirt for first responders and another shirt for the general public.

The driver who caused Hennessy’s injuries fled the scene and has not yet been arrested. Hennessy’s partner sustained minor injuries and has since been released from the hospital.