09/26/12 146 W, 3 I - + 5 - 7 Fatal Ambulance Accident in Monroe

Sandhills Ambulance Service Emergency Medical Technician Belinda Gale Rivers, 43, was killed Tuesday morning, when her ambulance was struck by a tractor-trailer truck in front of Carolinas Medical Center-Union on U.S. 74 in Monroe. The truck was traveling westbound on the highway when it collided with the ambulance, which had pulled into the roadway. The medical unit was based in Cheraw, South Carolina.

Rivers was riding in the passenger seat of the ambulance. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the ambulance, Jonathan Brown, was injured and was listed in stable condition at Carolinas Medical Center-Charlotte. No patient was being transported The truck driver was not injured. See these FireNews and Firegeezer stories, which include other media links such as WBTV and WCNC. There are numerous ground and aerial images from the scene.

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