EMS Issues Warning After Accident


Authorities at the Emergency Medical Services are urging motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to always be alert and on the look out for all response vehicles be it ,ambulances, firetrucks or the police vehicles and motorbikes.

This warning comes on the heels of a major collision on the Queen Elizabeth Highway Wednesday morning involving an ambulance and a silver Toyota Rav4.

Head of the EMS Department Shawn Greenidge is urging drivers to take the necessary precaution and look out for the flashing lights and the sirens and always pull over whenever they see or hear an emergency service vehicle.

According to Greenidge, the ambulance was carrying a 24 year old male patient from Willikies who was at the time experiencing epileptic seizures.
The EMS Director disclosed that at the time of the accident, the Ambulance was carrying three Emergency Medical Technicians.

The driver of the Ambulance was EMT Vance Gardner who sustained minor damages, along-with Amir Daawuud who has been admitted for evaluation with possible spinal injuries and Delka Alfred who sustained an avulsion to the right forearm.

The driver of the SUV, Mr Clifton Joseph was taken to Mount St John complaining of pain to the head and was later discharged.

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  1. EMS must also look out for all road users. And drive with care and respect for all.

    Creating an emergency when attending to an emergency is ignorance.

    • Ignorance is not pulling off the because you’re travelling in opposite direction from an emergency vehicle in code. Ignorance is seeing multiple vehicle pull to the side to give way to an emergency vehicle and you attempt to pass not checking your mirrors. Ignorance is seeing and hearing an emergency vehicle in full code n choose to speed up instead of pull to the side. Ignorance is trying to trail an emergency vehicle in code to beat traffic..and all this happens on a daily basis and you speak like you are guilty of some of these

  2. All drivers including those driving the emergency vehicles need to exercise caution while other drivers give way to the emergency vehicles. Don’t forget the craters in our roads. They too are hazardous to all vehicles which makes for drivers trying to avoid them even if it means having to drive on the wrong side of the road. One day someone will sue the road works department for damage sustained to their vehicles especially due to negligence by the road works dept.

  3. Desensitizing the public by having emergency vehicles always driving around with their emergency lights on is totally counterproductive! Why not start with correcting this wrong first, so that the public will actually appreciate that flashing lights truly mean “emergency”?

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