02-22-2009, 11:25 PM #1
Ambulance crash in AZ leaves 3 dead.Sunday, February 22, 2009
TUCSON, Ariz. — Police in Arizona say three people are dead after a crash involving an ambulance and two other vehicles.
Police say witnesses told investigators that a speeding car ran a red light and struck an ambulance in a Tucson intersection Sunday. The force of the collision knocked the ambulance onto its side, and both vehicles struck a pickup truck stopped at the red light.
Police say a 71-year-old man in the ambulance, a friend of the person being transported, died at the scene. Two medics and the patient suffered minor injuries.
Police say the 20-year-old driver of the car and a 25-year-old passenger died. Two other passengers were taken to a hospital, one with life-threatening injuries and one with serious injuries.
The 18-year-old driver of the pickup suffered minor injuries.
Police are investigating whether speed and alcohol played a role in the crash.
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02-23-2009, 11:21 AM #2
This is always a nightmare of mine. Moving unrestrained inside a steel box full of heavy things trying to treat my patient, depending on everyone else not to kill me.
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