2 Die in Delaware Ambulance Crash - @ JEMS.com

2 Die in Delaware Ambulance Crash


| Monday, June 16, 2008

ANGOLA, Del. -- Two people are dead after an ambulance accident on Route 24 near the Lewes/Rehoboth Fire Company substation in Angola.

State Police say the Mid-Sussex Rescue Squad Ambulance was the only vehicle involved.

The crash occurred about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police say the crash killed a patient who was being transported to Beebe Medical Center and killed a paramedic who was ejected from the ambulance.

A special note from JEMSEditor-in-Chief, A.J. Heightman: The JEMSfamily mourns the loss of Sussex County paramedic Stephanie L. Callaway, 31, of Lewes, Del., who died at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, when the ambulance she was riding in struck a tree while avoiding a deer in the roadway.

Sussex County EMS (SCEMS) is part of Delaware's state-wide paramedic program and provides ALS support to fire department-based BLS services, volunteer ambulance services, local hospitals, and state and local police agencies throughout a 964-square-mile region via eight specially designed ALS rapid-response, non-transport vehicles

SCEMS employs a staff of more than 100 paramedics and support personnel, serves a year-round population of 163,000 and a summer population that increases to 500,000 when tourists and visitors travel to the Delaware shores.

Stephanie was providing care to a patient in the back of a Mid-Sussex Rescue Squad ambulance from Long Neck, DE when the accident occurred. Her patient was ejected and also died in the crash. The Mid-Sussex Rescue Squad crew was also injured, with one crewmember ejected from the patient compartment..

Stephanie worked with the county since July 14, 2003 and served as a member of the Sussex County EMS Honor Guard, one of the department's public information officers, a training officer and as president of the Sussex County Paramedic Association.

A dedicated EMS professional, Stephanie was also the mother of two children. We mourn her loss to her family and the EMS community.

Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Line of Duty Deaths, Vehicle Operations

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Buyer's Guide Featured Companies

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

FEBRUARY 25-28, 2015

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland USA






Get JEMS in Your Inbox


Fire EMS Blogs

Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts


EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Advancement

This is the seventh year of the EMS 10 Innovators in EMS program, jointly sponsored by Physio-Control and JEMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Wesleyan Students Hospitalized for Overdose

11 students transported to local hospitals.
Watch It >

Multimedia Thumb

Denver Medic's Family Says Job Stress Contributed to Suicide

Veteran of over 25 years took her own life after a call.
Watch It >

Multimedia Thumb

Denver First Responders Join to Remember Paramedic

Veteran medic took her own life after fatal accident.
Watch It >

Multimedia Thumb

Rigs Going in Service from EMS Today 2015

Snap shots of some of the vehicles at EMS Today that will be on the streets soon
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Florida Hospital Fire

Fire halts construction project at Tampa cancer center.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >

Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >

Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >

More Product Videos >