Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tragedy in Georgia

"EMTs, patient killed in Ga. collision" Associated Press, June 07, 2013

OCILLA, Ga. — An ambulance with its lights and sirens on collided Thursday with a semitrailer on a Georgia highway, killing the two medics and the patient on board, authorities said.

The Georgia State Patrol said in a news release that the wreck happened around 5 a.m. Thursday on state Highway 32, near the small town of Ocilla in south Georgia.

Authorities said the Coffee County ambulance was heading east with its lights and siren activated when the westbound semi jack-knifed across the centerline and into the ambulance’s path. The truck jack-knifed when a car ahead of it began to pull off the road....