Patch.com reported on an accident that happened between an ambulance and a semi-truck. Here’s what the press release from the Atlanta Police Department had to say.
The accident happened around 6:19 AM yesterday. Officers responded to the location at Moreland Avenue SE and Custer Avenue. A Dekalb EMS Ambulance and a semi-truck had hit each other. Grady EMS and Fire also responded to the scene to offer help.
The ambulance driver sustained minor injuries, while the passenger had to be cut away from the vehicle. She went to the hospital with leg injuries. Reports from the drivers state that the ambulance was en-route to a call with lights and sirens when the truck stopped short in front of the ambulance and caused a rear-end collision.
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While there is less danger with an ambulance crashing into the back of a trailer due to its height, it’s still no joke. Had this happened with a smaller vehicle instead, the edge of the trailer would have gone through the windshield. The height is probably why the legs of the passenger in the ambulance were smashed, rather than their torso or head.
No charges have been filed in the case. It remains to be seen if the ambulance may have been following too closely, or why the truck driver decided to stop suddenly in the roadway.