Medic Brain Dead After Crash


 
 

JEMS.com reader | | Tuesday, November 20, 2007


The driver of an EMS ambulance in New York State may have fallen asleep at the wheel early yesterday just before their ambulance went off the road and struck a tree, leaving his paramedic brain dead last night. The paramedic, Matthew Lamb, 25, of Carmel, is being kept on life support for organ donations. Paramedic Lamb is also a veteran Firefighter and Lt with the Carmel FD as well as a member of the Carmel Volunteer Ambulance Corp.

Paramedic Lamb and the driver, Jonathan Romero, 27, of the Bronx, were rescued and transported from the scene after the 0500 accident where the ambulance struck a tree at approx. 50 mph.

Romero was driving and Lamb, who was in the back of the ambulance without a patient, suffered head and spinal-cord injuries. ... Romero's injuries were thought to be not as serious. One report indicates that Lamb may have been resting in the back of the ambulance, unsecured.

Both men are employed by the Fishkill-based Empire State Ambulance Corp and the indications are that Romero fell asleep and went off the road, following a transport run. Our deepest thoughts and sympathies go out to the members of Empire State as well as the members of the Carmel FD, Carmel Ambulance Corp ... but especially the families involved.

For more information, visit http://www.emsnetwork.org/artman2/publish/article_28739.shtml.


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