03/13/11 104 W - + 7 - 3 Orange County Ambulance Accident Today

WTVD reports that an Orange County EMS ambulance today overturned on Highway 86 about a half-mile north of New Hope Church Road. The accident happened just before noon. Three EMTs were injured, along with the patient being transported. The two EMTs riding in the front required extrication. All four were transported to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill with non-life threatening injuries. The cause cited by the Highway Patrol was that the driver an off the right side of the road, over-corrected, left the road again, and overturned. The driver was cited for failing to maintain lane control. Read the story.

Medic in the box was former Wake Co. EMS Employee.
LGFD - 03/14/11 - 10:28

Let’s count this as a blessing, and then let’s take it as a valuable wake-up call. Could have been anyone, could have been much worse, let us all be on point and careful at all times.
haveaheart - 03/17/11 - 21:50

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