Wednesday, October 23, 2013

EMT's Rushed to Hospital After Car Hits Ambulance

Posted By on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 9:32 AM

An EMT, who was assisting a patient in the back of an ambulance traveling southbound on US 95 to Weiser Memorial Hospital Oct. 22, is herself fighting for her life after the ambulance was struck by a northbound car.

Idaho State Police say 36-year-old Samuel McCartney of Twin Falls swerved into the southbound lane to avoid a third vehicle that yielding to the oncoming ambulance.

The patient was transported by another ambulance to Weiser Memorial, as was the ambulance driver, 66-year-old Charles Penniger.

But 62-year-old Sandra Sova of Mesa and 70-year-old Jonathon Dickinson of Council, both EMTs who were in the back of the ambulance were transported to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise via air ambulance.

Sova was reported to be in critical condition this morning and Dickson were listed in serious condition.

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