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Canada2 Saint John paramedics rush to help driver who flipped their ambulance

18:46  18 september  2019
18:46  18 september  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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An ambulance is a medically equipped vehicle which transports patients to treatment facilities, such as hospitals. In some instances, out-of-hospital medical care is provided to the patient.

Minutes after a car slammed into a Saint John ambulance, flipping the vehicle onto its side, the two paramedics inside were already climbing out to make sure the driver who hit them wasn't hurt.

"It's important to us to make sure — even though it was the ambulance that was involved in the collision — that they still feel safe," said Brittany Gionet, one of the paramedics.

She and colleague Mackenzie Holmes were responding to a 911 call around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. But while they were driving with lights and sirens on, they were struck by a car at the intersection of Crown and Union streets.

"It was definitely scary at first," Holmes said. "Our adrenalin just kind of kicked in and we tried to get ourselves out of that situation as fast as we could."

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West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman John Hawker said: “The ambulance was answering a 999 call to an unconscious patient at a nursing home, and was travelling on blue lights and sirens at the time of the crash. “The ambulance crew and a student paramedic were all uninjured in the crash.”

John added that on the flip side, another man’s car had been blocked in the alleyway as paramedics worked to try to save their patient’s life – but he “didn’t A woman who answered the door of a house where the ambulance was reportedly parked, said: "I have nothing to say. You will have to talk to my

The two paramedics said the crash was their first-ever motor vehicle accident.

The back end of the ambulance was struck as it went through the intersection, "hard enough that we flipped over on our side," Holmes said.

Before they got out of the vehicle, each paramedic made sure the other was OK.

"I was down toward the pavement when the vehicle fell and Mackenzie was stuck in his seatbelt," Gionet said.

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The two paramedics were forced to call a second ambulance to respond to their initial 911 call. Then, another ambulance responded to the crash at Crown and Union.

"That was my first time being a patient," Gionet said.

2 Saint John paramedics rush to help driver who flipped their ambulance © Twitter Two paramedics driving to an emergency in Saint John on Tuesday were hit by a car and weren't able to respond to the call.

At this point, the paramedics said, many bystanders were on the scene to see what was happening.

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Police and fire trucks also arrived.

"We're all really close in this profession, so it was all familiar faces who were there," she said. "That felt really nice as well."

2 Saint John paramedics rush to help driver who flipped their ambulance © Graham Thompson/CBC An ambulance flipped onto its side in a car crash Tuesday in Saint John.

Both paramedics and the driver who crashed into them, were taken to hospital.

There were no serious injuries, but Saint John police are investigating the cause of the crash.

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