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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Aren't ambulances RESCUE vehicles? Updated

It's happened again. Another vehicle crashes into a home. It's a nutty rash of weird accidents. There's one almost every day. Cars crashing into stores, homes, schools, and every freaking building type you can think of. I've talked about it before. Since then we've had one almost every day. But today? Today it's an ambulance that crashed into a home in rural Dunstable MA. Local news says that two people, the ambulance drivers were seriously injured in the accident. So they had to call another 3 ambulances. If I were the homeowner, I'd be scared shitless with all those ambulances careening into houses!

What the heck is going on? Is it that hard to see a large wooden structure and apply the brakes? Is this phenomenon happening everywhere, or is it just an eastern MA spectacle? They're surmising that the ambulance driver had a heart attack and lost control of the vehicle. Is that ironic or what?

I can't even imagine waiting for an ambulance, thinking that they're going to rescue me from some horrible accident or illness, and then hearing the horrifying crunch of my living room being invaded by a large ambulance. You gotta wonder what that felt like.

And the big question is, did the ambulance have it's siren blaring and lights flashing as it plowed into that house?

Update: Two people were killed in this accident. One was an employee of Patriot Ambulance, the other was a patient in the ambulance. There were 4 people in the ambulance when the accident occurrred. What a terrible accident. I'm sorry that I made light of it originally.

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Blogger dakotablueeyes said...

omg how awful. I have heard of ambulances getting broadsided and flipping upside down but never this.

28/4/07 6:21 AM  
Blogger Carmi said...

It saddens me to no end when rescuers become victims. We lost a paramedic in our area last month. While responding to a call, he lost control of his SUV and rolled it in a field.

I thank my lucky stars every day that society has people like this who put it on the line for complete strangers.

Thank you for reminding us of this important fact.

28/4/07 5:23 PM  

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