Ohio Firefighters Aid Victims After Ambulance Crash

Three Stonelick Township firefighters sprang into action after their ambulance was involved in a crash.


Three Stonelick Township firefighters sprang into action after their ambulance was involved in a four-vehicle pileup on Tuesday.

The firefighters tended to victims of the crash that totaled a Honda Civic and left both occupants injured, according to The Enquirer.

Fire Chief Matthew Rose told the newspaper that he was traveling with Assistant Chief Steve Downey in a department vehicle ahead of the ambulance when they witnessed the collision that occurred around 12:30 p.m.

Suddenly they heard what Rose says sounded like "a bomb going off."

A Ford F-350 truck rear-ended the Honda Civic , which had stopped at a red light on Ohio 32. The impact sent both vehicles through the intersection with Bauer Road, striking the ambulance and a Nissan Altima.

Rose, Downey and the three firefighters aboard the ambulance assisted the victims until other crews arrived.

One victim was trapped inside the Civic and had to be extricated.

Luckily, both passengers of the Civic suffered only minor injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck declined treatment and the driver of the Altima was uninjured.

The three firefighters -- Firefighter/EMT Greg Williams, Firefighter/Paramedic Jake Rose and Firefighter Marcus Rose -- were transported to a local hospital as a precaution and later released.

Marcus and Jake are the chief's nephews.

"I'm really proud of my guys," Rose said. "They stepped up and took care of what needed to be taken care of."

Police are currently investigating the crash.