3 Taken to Hospital After Ambulance, Lumber Truck Meet - @ JEMS.com


3 Taken to Hospital After Ambulance, Lumber Truck Meet


 
 

Kieran Nicholson | | Thursday, June 19, 2008


DENVER -- Two paramedics and a technician were taken to the hospital Tuesday after the ambulance they were in rolled over on its way to a call. The accident happened about 9:15 a.m. on West Evans Avenue near South Lipan Street.

Alex Paez, a Denver Fire Department spokesman, said the ambulance had its lights and sirens on when it tried to pass a lumber truck on the truck's left side using the left lane of oncoming traffic. The ambulance and truck came into contact, and the ambulance slid onto its side.

The three in the ambulance - two paramedics and an emergency medical technician - were injured and taken to Denver Health Medical Center. Their injuries were described as "not serious" and their names were not released.

The truck driver, Karen Sherman, who works for The Denver Lumber Co., said she never saw or heard the ambulance.


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Provider Wellness and Safety, Vehicle Operations

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

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

Press Conference, East Village Explosion and Collapse

Fire is contained to four buildings; 12 people have been injured.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

D.C. Mayor Adds Ambulances to Peak Demand Period

10 additional ambulances will be on the streets from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Utah Commission Privatizes Ambulance Service

Mayors in Iron County loose management fight.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Ambulance Delay Raises Concerns over Response Times

Officers give up after waiting 20 minutes for an ambulance.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Patient Carry during Snowstorm

Firefighters, medics and officers lend a hand in Halifax.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Terror Attack in Tunisia

19 people killed outside of a museum.
More >