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MO Paramedic Paralyzed in Ambulance Wreck

Paramedic Erik Bedwell, 27, was paralyzed from the waist down after an ambulance crash Sunday in Missouri. (Photo/Joachim Plattin Emergency Medical Service)

A paramedic with the Joachim-Plattin (MO) Ambulance District was left paralyzed after a suspected drunk driver slammed into his ambulance.

Erik Bedwell was in the back of the ambulance tending to a patient Sunday when the crash occurred. The 27 year old suffered a severed a spinal cord and was left paralyzed from the waist down, KSDK-TV reports.

Another paramedic, Capt. Greg Maguire, suffered a concussion and a spinal injury while driving the rig. He underwent a successful surgery is hopes to be released from the hospital in the next few days, according to the report.


The patient suffered a fractured pelvis.

Charges have not been filed against the driver who hit them.

The JPAD Paramedics Recovery Fund has been established for anyone who wishes to donate to the two injured paramedics.

All checks should be made payable to: JPAD Paramedics Recovery Fund

Donations may also be mailed to: JPAD House 6, 1235 N Truman Blvd Crystal City, MO 63019

You can also make electronic donations

Venmo: JPADrecovery

PayPal: [email protected]