Prattville Crash Causes Ambulance to Roll Over
November 8th, 2011|
November 8, 2011
Traffic came to a crawl in Prattville, Alabama Tuesday morning when an ambulance transporting a patient collided with a car and rolled over. According to WSFA 12 News, the accident occurred at the intersection of Rosa Parks and West Southern Boulevard just after 11:00 in the morning.
A Prattville Fire Department spokesperson, Battalion Commander Lowell Strock, stated the ambulance was transporting a patient suffering a heart attack to Baptist Medical Center South when it hit another vehicle and overturned. The patient and the three fire personnel who were caring for them in the back of the ambulance were all taken to Baptist South Hospital where they were all listed in stable condition.
Investigators are still working to determine a cause for the crash.
A study by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services recently released data that dispelled myths that ambulance accidents only happen at night in dangerous conditions. In fact, they found that most ambulance accidents occur during daylight with clear visibility and good weather conditions. 56 percent of all ambulance accident happen in clear weather conditions while less than 20 percent occur during rain or snow.
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