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N.Y. EMT Loses Arm in Crash


Jane Lerner | | Tuesday, April 15, 2008

WEST NYACK, N.Y. -- An emergency medical technician whose right arm was amputated after the ambulance she was in crashed on Route 59 yesterday, remains sedated this morning and does not know the extent of her injuries, officials said.

Bonnie Ames, 20, is recovering at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla.

"She's still intubated and she's fighting," Ray Florida, executive director of Rockland Paramedic Services, said this morning. "That's a good sign."

Ames, a resident of the Orange County village of Florida, has been unconscious since the ambulance she was riding in crashed into a parked truck on the side of Route 59 in West Nyack yesterday morning.

"She doesn't know that she lost her arm," he said.

Colleagues have started a fund to help her family pay for her recovery. Contributions can be made in her name to the Regional EMS Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 614, Nanuet, NY, 10954.

"She has a long recovery ahead of her," Florida said. EMS workers are holding a vigil for her at the hospital.

The driver of the ambulance was also injured.

Scott Miller, 19, of Haverstraw is being treated at Westchester Medical Center for a head injury and may be released today, Florida said.

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