Ambulance totaled in wreck on I-95 | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | September 7, 2017 8:34 am
Two firefighter-paramedics and two travelers were injured after a large moving van struck the rear of an ambulance and then overturned on I-95 near the 51-mile marker southbound.
The accident occurred Tuesday Sept. 5 at 2:01 p.m. during a thunderstorm with heavy rains. Two emergency units were responding to another wreck but pulled into the breakdown lane when the moving van lost control and collided with the ambulance.
The force of the impact pushed the ambulance into the ditch near the wood line and the moving van overturned on the right shoulder. Both vehicles suffered heavy damage. Engine 1 reported the accident over the radio and requested two additional ambulances.
The two injured crewmembers from the ambulance were able to exit their vehicle and, despite their injures, went to check on the two injured motorists in the moving van.
Southbound traffic on I-95 was down to one lane and quickly backed up for four miles. The person in the original accident was not injured.
The S.C. Highway Patrol and State Transport Police are investigating the crash.
The Medic 13 ambulance was totaled in the collision.
The two firefighter-paramedics and the two civilians were transported to Colleton Medical Center. Fortunately no one suffered any life-threatening injuries, but both crewmembers will be out for an extended period.