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Benefit Today for Virginia EMT Hurt in Ambulance Crash

Above, a Facebook photo from the Augusta County, Va., Fire-Rescue squad.

WEYERS CAVE, Va. – An August County emergency medical technician seriously hurt on the job last month is getting some help today.

The Weyers Cave Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a barbecue chicken fundraiser starting at noon today for Austin Arbaugh, according to a report in the News Leader newspaper.

The 21-year-old Arbargh was hurt Sept. 22 when the ambulance he was riding in blew a tire and crashed into a guardrail. The patient in the back and the ambulance’s driver were not hurt, according to the report.

The money will go toward helping pay for Arbargh’s hospital stay, time off from work and other expenses, according to the report.

“Austin is now home, where he will continue to heal and recover from his injuries. It is unknown how much time he will be out of work,” according to the press release quoted by the newspaper.

Details on how to donate can be found at the bottom of this article.