Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ambulance Incidents

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related: Attacking First Responders

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Georgia Driver Checking Out Icy Roads Smashes Into Ambulance, Humvee
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/car-slams-cherokee-county-ambulance/ndMf7/
February 12, 2014 ambulance  received a green light to make a left turn on Highway 5 from the Publix parking lot at East Cherokee Drive when a car driver "traveling at a substantial rate of speed" could not stop at the red light. The driver lost control and hit the side of the ambulance, glanced off and then ran into a National Guard Humvee that was escorting the ambulance to the hospital, officials said. The ambulance driver said none of the occupants involved appeared to have suffered injuries in the wreck. 21-year-old car driver told authorities she wanted to see what it was like out on the roads. Cherokee officials, however, stress the importance of people staying off the roads [icy roads could be cover story for vehicular assault]
Arizona Car Fails To Yield, Smashes Into Front of Ambulance
2/17/2014 http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_west_valley/avondale/ambulance-car-collide-along-interstate-10-in-avondale An ambulance and car collided Monday afternoon along Interstate 10 in Avondale. ..ambulance was originally transporting a child due to a medical incident...dps states the ambulance driver did follow protocol stopping at the light and slowly merging into the intersection when the car blew through hitting the emergency vehicle.


  1. DPS: Car smashed into ambulance in Avondale - Tucson News Now

    www.tucsonnewsnow.com/.../dps-car-smashed-into-ambulance-in-avond...

    20 hours ago - AVONDALE, AZ (CBS5) -. ambulance driver was going southbound on Dysart near Interstate 10 when another car didn't yield and smashed into it about 3:30 p.m. Monday.All three people were taken to the hospital as a precaution. The driver who caused the collision may be cited but under investigation.
  2. News for ambulance collision avondale

    1. AZFamily ‎- 20 hours ago
      AVONDALE, Ariz. -- An ambulance and a car collided Monday afternoon while that ambulance was transporting a victim from an earlier car ...

    1. DPS: Car smashed into ambulance in Avondale - CBS Atlanta News

      www.cbsatlanta.com/.../dps-car-smashed-into-ambulance-in-...

      WGCL‑TV
      20 hours ago - Avondale police said an ambulance driver was going southbound on ... The driver who caused the collision may be cited but it's still under  ...
    Car fails to yield and smashes head on into ambulance 
    sounds like kamikaze attack, not an accident.

    dps states the ambulance driver did follow protocol stopping at the
     light and slowly merging into the intersection when the car blew 
    through hitting the emergency vehicle.


    Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_west_valley/avondale/ambulance-car-collide-along-interstate-10-in-avondale#ixzz2thmrKGYj


    January 22, 2014  Driver faces homicide charge in Mass. ambulance crash

    A woman who ran a stop sign and caused an ambulance rollover that killed a patient will be charged with motor-vehicle homicide ems1


    1. South Country ambulance was targeted in Bellport shooting

      longisland.news12.com/.../ems-official-south-count...

      News 12 Long Island
      Jan 15, 2014 - The chief of the ambulance shot in Bellport last night says he believes ...He started running and some stranger driving by, stopped and had him  ...

      1. EMS worker hit by bullet inside ambulance - TheBright

        thebright.com/EMS/ems-worker-hit-bullet-inside-ambulance/

        Jan 16, 2014 - As the ambulance was driving through Bellport in the evening, someone outside shot at the vehicle and hit the glass in the back. This caused  ...
    1. Bullet strikes ambulance in Flint : News : miNBCnews.com

      www.minbcnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=993520

      WEYI‑TV
      Jan 13, 2014 - Police say someone shot at an ambulance as it carried a patient in Flint.... struck and shattered the driver's side view mirror of the ambulance.

      1. Ambulance shooter sentenced | Local News - KETV Home

        www.ketv.com/.../ambulance-shooter.../2386...

        KETV
        Jan 10, 2014
        A woman convicted of pulling a gun on a medic in the back of anambulance last July has been sentenced to ...
    Jan 7, 2014 - 5 incidents: A standoff between Austrian police and a poacher suspected of killing three police officers and an ambulance driver in a shooting  


    January 18, 2014 Wrong Way SUV Hits Buffalo MN Ambulance SUV was being driven by Marilyn Paumen, 51, of Monticello crashed head on into an ambulance at 1:26 a.m. . The woman was killed, while EMT Tim Daly suffered injuries where he will be in a wheelchair for 3 months, while paramedic Brian Nagel was in critical condition. Investigators say heavy snow made it impossible to tell who was at fault.


    November 8, 2013 Ambulance with lights flashing T-bones SUV, driver is suspended without pay for 3
    days

    October 27, 2013 
    Driver swerves into the wrong lane to avoid a car to ram Idaho ambulance rammed head on instead.

    http://www.ems1.com/vehicle-crashes/articles/1593631-Idaho-EMS-copes-with-crewmembers-injured-in-ambulance-crash
    On Tuesday, Sova, 62, and Dickinson, 70, were tending to a patient in the back of an ambulance when it was struck by an oncoming car that had swerved into the wrong lane of U.S. Highway 95 near Indian Valley.  driver of the car, 36-year-old Samuel McCartney of Twin Falls, and his passenger, 37-year-old Heather Hetzel of Boise, also went to the hospital in Weiser, but Huter said that they did not appear to be seriously injured. McCartney was headed north when he swerved into the opposite lane to avoid a car that had slowed to yield to the ambulance. ..McCartney may face charges.


    1. Paramedic Describes Being Attacked During Ambulance Run « CBS ...

      chicago.cbslocal.com/.../paramedic-describes-being-attacked...

      WBBM‑TV
      Oct 28, 2013 - Frank Velez was ready to transport a patient when two men across the street began “yelling at the ambulance with profanity,” he tells CBS 2's ...
     

    North East ambulance crews under attack [UK]

    A Freedom of Information request by ITV Tyne Tees revealed that over the past three years the North East Ambulance Service has paid out almost ninety thousand pounds to cover for staff who've taken time off work after being assaulted on duty.
    Figures obtained show that
    • 170 ambulance crews have been assaulted on duty
    • 793 days have been lost due to staff being off work after being attacked
    • The North East Ambulance Service has spent £88, 243 backfilling staff
    This money could be spent replenishing kit, updating kit. I mean a new ambulance is about £89,000. So spending that on backfilling staff who have been assaulted is an absolute waste of money
    – DAVID EDWARDS, NORTH EAST AMBULANCE SERVICE
    The GMB Union has described the figures as astonishing. It says they highlight the pressures that ambulance crews are working under.
    793 sick days as a result of attacks on crews is, it says, a concerning statistic given proposals to cut NHS staff's sick pay by 25%



    1. 5 Teens Under 17 Arrested In Oakland Shooting Death Of Paramedic

      sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/.../5-teens-arres...

      KPIX‑TV
      Apr 16, 2013
      Boyer, 34, who had worked as a paramedic for five years, the last two for Santa Clara County Ambulance, was shot while he wasdriving shortly  ...

    July 27, 2012 A man faces charges in Ridgefield Connecticut after he drove his care into the side of an ambulance and fled in a hit-and-run. Firefighters followed Timothy D. Ellis to his home, and charged him with driving while intoxicated, evading an accident and failure to grant right of way to an emergency vehicle. ridgefield press
    http://www.theridgefieldpress.com/4314/driver-followed-caught-after-ambulance-hit-and-run-police-say/

    1. Ambulance shot at least 16 times while transporting stabbing victim

      www.wane.com/news/.../bullets-riddle-ambulance-in-transpo...

      WANE‑TV
      Sep 10, 2012 - The Fort Wayne Police Department said the ambulance was shot by people ... The driver of the ambulance gave police a description of the  ...

      1. shot dead in ambulance in Mexican border city - World News

        worldnews.nbcnews.com/_.../9293662-4-shot-dead-in-ambula...

        NBC News
        Dec 8, 2011 - The Chihuahua state Attorney General's Office said the ambulance driver was shot in the head and appeared to be the target of the attack.

    January 2009

    Israel attacks schools, ambulances

    6 January 2009 
     the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which has declared a “full-blown humanitarian crisis” in Gaza, said it is investigating reports that a Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) ambulance station in Jabaliya refugee camp was targeted Monday night. In an earlier attack last Friday, the ICRC reported that two clearly marked ambulance medics from the PRCS, evacuating the dead and wounded from an earlier Israeli attack, were targeted by Israeli army fire. The paramedics were wearing fluorescent jackets and their ambulances had flashing lights visible from a considerable distance..d in the last week that four ambulance personnel had been killed in Israeli strikes. “One was a doctor and the other three were medics. 



    The Red Cross Ambulance Incident

    How the Media Legitimized an Anti-Israel Hoax and Changed the Course of a War

    On the night of July 23, 2006, an Israeli aircraft intentionally fired missiles at and struck two Lebanese Red Cross ambulances performing rescue operations, causing huge explosions that injured everyone inside the vehicles. Or so says the global media, including Time magazine, the BBC, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and thousands of other outlets around the world. If true, the incident would have been an egregious and indefensible violation of the Geneva Convention, and would constitute a war crime committed by the state of Israel.

    But there's one problem: It never happened.
    The ambulance incident, however, was anything but trivial. The media accused Israel of the most heinous type of war crime: intentionally targeting neutral ambulances which were attempting to rescue innocent victims. If true -- and it is almost universally accepted as true -- then Israel would lose any claim to moral superiority in the conflict. The commanders who ordered the strike should be brought up on war-crimes charges. As it is, the worldwide outcry over Israel's purported malfeasances grew so strident that the country was pressured into a ceasefire. The media's depictions of Israel's actions so influenced public opinion that Israel felt compelled to end the fighting right at the moment it was starting to gain the upper hand. And as a result, Hezbollah has now claimed victory.

    1. “Rebunking” the Lebanese ambulance story | ... My heart's in Accra

      www.ethanzuckerman.com/.../rebunking-the-lebanese-...

      Ethan Zuckerman
      Dec 20, 2006 - On July 23, 2006, two Lebanese Red Cross ambulances were attackedby Israeli forces, causing injury to the ambulance crews and the  ...

    2. Red Cross: IDF hit clearly marked ambulance workers Israel News ...


      www.haaretz.com/.../red-cross-idf-hit-clearly-marked-ambulance...


      Haaretz
      Nov 6, 2006 - Red Cross: IDF hit clearly marked ambulance workers ... workers removing a Palestinian body from an earlier Israeli attack in the Gaza Strip
    3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegations_of_war_crimes_in_the_2006_Lebanon_War

    4. Attacks on ambulances and convoys[edit]


    5. On 13 July three Red Cross volunteers were wounded when an ambulance was hit.[119]

      On 18 July the IDF attacked a convoy of ambulances and trucks operated by theUnited Arab Emirates Red Crescent (UAERC) on the road between Damascus and Beirut. One truck was destroyed, two were damaged and four passenger vehicles were damaged, causing injuries.[120]

      According to CNN's Paula Zahn on 24 July, the Red Cross said that "an Israeli missile hit two clearly marked Red Cross ambulances that were parked inside the Lebanese town of Qana evacuating civilians—the wounded included a 60-year-old woman and 12-year-old boy who's now in a coma."[93] The ambulances were hit around 11:15 pm while wounded patients were being transferred from one ambulance to another. The ICRC recorded nine people including six Red Cross volunteers wounded in the attack.[121] Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer made the allegation that these attacks were staged one month later, but was rebuked by the Red Cross for relying on an unverified internet blog in making his accusation.[122] Israel has since said it "cannot tell for sure" if it hit the ambulances.[123]
      It was reported on 26 July that "at least 10 Lebanese ambulances bearing the emblem of the international red cross have [...] become targets in Israeli air strikes",[23] resulting in the injury of six emergency workers.[124] Additionally, an ambulance marked as belonging to the Shiite Amal militia was struck by Israeli aircraft fire near Tyre.[125]
      On 11 August it was reported that the IDF had wounded several aid workers during an airstrike that hit a Lebanese Red Cross ambulance in Tibnin, southeast of Tyre.[126] It was also reported by Associated Press that an ambulance dispatched to deal with the casualties from the airstrikes against a civilian convoy originating in Marjayoun was also attacked.[127] The Red Cross also confirmed that a Red Cross worker had been killed in the attack on the convoy.[128]
      U.S. documents leaked online claimed to reveal that Hezbollah used ambulances to transport weapons during the war.[12]





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