Minnesota ambulance failed to follow guidelines


 
 

Nicole Muehlhausen | | Tuesday, July 28, 2009


ST. PAUL - Reports released Monday say the St. Paul ambulance crew that ran over a 79-year-old woman on June 20 did not follow recommended department guidelines.

The reports indicated people on the scene all heard the sound of the ambulance alarm beeping as it slowly backed down an alley in the 1600 block of James Avenue before running over and killing Margaret Adele Kuehn.

Police say driver Thomas Tommio Murakami, 57, was going just one or two miles per hour and no one was behind the ambulance guiding down the narrow alley a practice recommended in department policy.

Read More Report: St. Paul Ambulance Did Not Follow Guidelines

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