W.Va. Nurse Sues Ambulance Driver

Driver Joshua Slagle of Fairmont failed to maintain control while passing vehicles.


 
 

| Thursday, November 11, 2010


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - A Ruby Memorial Hospital nurse hurt in a 2009 ambulance crash is suing Monongalia EMS, accusing its driver of reckless driving.

Neonatal transport nurse Melissa Slavensky was caring for a prematurely born Maryland girl who needed specialized respiratory services in Morgantown when the ambulance hit a median and flipped.

A sheriff's deputy told The Dominion Post that driver Joshua Slagle of Fairmont failed to maintain control while passing vehicles.

The baby survived.

Slavensky says she suffered broken arms, a head blow, scarring and disfigurement, and reactions to medications for both her pain and hospital-acquired infections.

Monongalia EMS said no one was available to comment Wednesday.

A message for Slagle was not immediately returned.

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Information from: The Dominion Post, http://www.dominionpost.com



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