Video: Fatal Indianapolis Ambulance Crash Claims EMT

Wishard EMS personnel reportedly involved in tragic crash


 
 

| Saturday, February 16, 2013


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1 Dead, 1 Critically Injured in Crash Involving Ambulance, Car

The ambulance rolled onto its side and slid into a parked vehicle.
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One EMT Killed, Another in Critical Condition after Crash

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A car collided with an ambulance early Saturday morning in downtown Indianapolis, leaving one of the medics inside dead and the other severely injured.

JEMS: Paramedic in Indianapolis Ambulance Crash Succumbs to Injuries

Police said the ambulance was not on an emergency run when the accident happened, shortly after 3:30 a.m. at an intersection near the Indiana Statehouse. Police said the ambulance had the right of way because it had a flashing yellow traffic signal, while the traffic signal for the car was flashing red.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Linda Jackson said the impact caused the ambulance to roll onto its side and slide into an unoccupied parked vehicle, trapping both medics inside. Firefighters pried both victims out of the wreckage and they were taken to nearby Wishard Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Public safety officials identified the medic who died as Tim McCormick, 24, an Eagle Scout from New York who attended St. Lawrence University. McCormick was driving the ambulance, officials said.

The other medic who was in the ambulance was hospitalized in critical condition with severe head injuries, officials said a news conference. That medic's name was not released.

No one else was in the ambulance. Both medics were wearing seatbelts, police said.

The car's 21-year-old driver was released following a routine blood-alcohol test, police said.

Public Safety Director Troy Riggs said McCormick's death is the first known line-of-duty death of an emergency services worker in the city's history. He said medics, police and firefighters are a family.

"Today a member of that family is missing," Riggs said. He said McCormick's death will be handled like that of a police officer or firefighter.

Maggie Lewis, president of the City-County Council, mourned McCormick's death in a public statement.

"Emergency responders dedicate their lives to caring for the health and safety of everyone in our community," the statement said. "The loss of life in the line of duty is a reminder of how precious life is and that we must live every day to its fullest."



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