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N.Y. Responder Goes on Accident Call Involving His Own Family

SHANDAKEN, N.Y. -- On Sunday afternoon, Jesse Cowan was on duty as the driver of the ambulance for the Shandaken Ambulance Service. When a call came in about an accident on Route 28 at an intersection near the Emerson Resort, Cowan felt a twinge of anxiety. The accident was a head-on collision -- and Cowan's wife and four children were supposed to be driving on Route 28 that very afternoon.

"I looked at my EMT sitting next to me and said to him, 'Oh my god, my wife and kids were on their way home from Kingston," Cowan told the Watershed Post. "I was just like, 'Wow, I hope not.'"

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