First responders from the East Bank Consolidated Fire Department rescued two people from an ambulance after it entered a canal in Metairie, Louisiana Monday.
Responders rescued East Jefferson General Hospital ambulance’s driver and a patient being transported out of the vehicle, Joe Greco, director of the fire department tells The Times-Picayune.
The accident occurred about 9:10 a.m. when the ambulance hit a curb, turned onto its side and slid into the canal. The ambulance driver told investigators that he was turning and had to swerve to avoid another vehicle that had turned in front of him, Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office tells The Times-Picayune.
The ambulance driver was transported to East Jefferson hospital for treatment. His condition was not available. The patient was taken to University Medical Center in New Orleans in another ambulance, Fortunato told The Times-Picayune.
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