On July 24, 2012, Wave 3 reported that an ambulance was struck head-on by an SUV in Gallatin County Tuesday, July 24, 2012. The ambulance driver said that the SUV was weaving all over the road, and police said that another motorist had called to report the reckless driver just before the accident.
The ambulance driver attempted to pull over to avoid an accident, but was unable to get out of the SUV’s path in time. The SUV crashed into the ambulance head on and flipped the ambulance. The patient, John Little, 59, was rushed to a local hospital, where he died.
The driver of the SUV was trapped in his vehicle immediately following the accident and had to be freed by firefighters. Crews had to work for over half an hour before the driver was freed. The driver is said to be in serious condition. There has been no word on the condition of the ambulance personnel.
Exactly what was causing the SUV’s driver to swerve is unclear. There has been no word on whether drugs, alcohol or a preexisting medical condition were factors in this accident. .
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