Ambulance Overturns on I-64 in Newport News, VA Hurting Two
A private ambulance has overturned on I-64 in Newport News, injuring two employees riding in the vehicle.
The accident occurred on westbound lane of the Interstate on the morning of September 12 near Fort Eustis. Virginia State Police said the ambulance struck a guardrail on the right side of the highway and ended up on its side.
I was relieved to read in the Daily Press that there were no patients on board at the time of the ambulance crash.
State police said two employees riding in the vehicle sustained minor injuries and were transported to Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News. They are investigating why the ambulance hit the guardrail at 5:35 a.m. Alcohol has been ruled out as a cause of the crash.
There were no passengers in the ambulance at the time of the accident, but two employees riding in the vehicle sustained minor injuries, Brown said. The employees were taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center for treatment.
The accident caused a mile long delay for drivers traveling westbound on I-64 towards Richmond on Thursday morning.
Ambulance crashes are thankfully rare but can be very serious. Recently I reported on an $800,000 settlement in a case in which a texting ambulance driver crashed his vehicle in Charlottesville, killing an elderly patient.
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