Friday, September 19, 2008

Ambulance crashes, killing patient

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. -- A female patient was killed and two paramedics injured yesterday when the ambulance they were in went off a Nova Scotia highway and flipped into woods.

RCMP Sergeant Mark Gallagher said it is not known what caused the vehicle to veer into the oncoming lane at about 10:30 a.m., then plunge into a ditch along Highway 103 near the Hubbards exit.

"The vehicle went left of centre and into a wooded area," he said. "There's no reason that we determine at this point as to why that would happen. We need to speak to the driver."

Sgt. Gallagher said the paramedic driver was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries to his legs.

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