Six People Injured In Accident Involving Ambulance

By: Dara Rees Email
By: Dara Rees Email

Six people are in the hospital after an accident involving an ambulance.

It happened Friday morning on Kentucky 114 in Floyd County, when police say the ambulance slammed into a pick up truck. Witnesses say the pick up truck was waiting to make a left turn off of Kentucky 114 when it was hit by the ambulance.

All six of the people involved, including a patient in the ambulance, were injured. Three people in the pick up truck plus the driver of the ambulance were flown to a hospital for treatment.

"At the time of the collision, DHP Ambulance was transporting a patient. That patient was not being transported due to any emergency situation, simply a transport from one location to another," said Scott Hopkins with Kentucky State Police.

The crash closed Kentucky 114 for about two hours.

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  • by dee Location: pikeville on Jan 13, 2010 at 08:38 AM
    my son is thinking about classes, but is confused as to transtar and dhp. What are the differences and how much is the pay for basic emt - not paramedic yet.
  • by Medic Location: Floyd County on Oct 13, 2008 at 06:05 PM
    $14/hr would be a raise for paramedics in E ky. Ambulance company owners are there to get rich and do not care about their employees. They sit on their cans and rake in the money. Their workers have to work 90 hrs a week to make a decent wage. Emt's make much less at about $8/hr. Yes you can make as much at Wendy's where you arent risking your life and being exposed to every communicable disease around. As for the accidents, they happen, I'm truly sorry for those involved but I am glad everyone is ok.
  • by FireMedic on Oct 13, 2008 at 06:23 AM
    Pburg,First learn how to construct sentences before you post.Next hazardous duty is not paid in part by the state.It is payed by the employee and employer.If you read my post I am taking up for ems.Lastly get off the poor me private ambulance kick.The owners make money and plenty.If you don't believe me look at your living condition and then look at theirs.From the tone of your post you must be an ambulance owner.So if you are what have you done for your people lately.
  • by pburg Location: floyd county on Oct 12, 2008 at 05:26 AM
    Fire medic how much do you get paid and how much does the cities pay for firefighters and paramedics by the way hazardous duty is paid in part by the state. Do know that medicaid only pays 100 per run we are lucky to have DHP Respond First response Transtar Thay sure do have to write a lot of runs off. You a big loud mouth person just trying to run down EMS so keep complaints in lexington or louisville or wherever you may be making probley 10 bucks per hour
  • by FireMedic on Oct 9, 2008 at 06:01 PM
    Floyd County could you please list these companies.I don't know of any that have hazardous duty retirement,or pay a decent wage.For the record $14/hr for a medic is not good pay.
  • by Floyd County Location: Prestonsburg on Oct 8, 2008 at 05:32 PM
    You should not judge all East Ky Ambulance companies because of one bad apple I know of Ambulance companies that spends Hundreds of Thousands of dollars buying new ambulances and equipmeny and spend big money for benefits pay attention to all the Good companies not one bad one. The bad companies do need to be investigated.
  • by concerned Location: floyd county on Oct 7, 2008 at 05:50 PM
    ambulances can be safe to a point but you do need to random check employees for drug. my father was hit in johnson county few years ago and killed because the employees were drinking, drugs and driving on the job i do understand the need for ambulance service though but companys do need to be more aware of their employees god bless the familys of all partys involved hope everything turn out ok
  • by grumpy on Oct 7, 2008 at 04:22 PM
    i dont make a habit out of looking at tires how do you know when the lights are on its not a emergency most services hire clean well trained emts you people that put down the drivers I need help I want them to get there fast as they can leave the services alone you might need them some day if you do you will want them to hurry for as many runs as they do in a year the accident rate is low per mile driven its not news when they get you there safe and on time so shut up
  • by FireMedic on Oct 7, 2008 at 02:20 PM
    I would like to first say I hope all involved is safe and Ok.Next I would like to say that Emergency service workers(fire/ems) work terrible hours.We have too or we wound't be able to feed our family and pay bills.I really wish people knew how many hours we have to work to make a decent living.I live in E.Ky but travel to central Ky for better pay and benefits.It really sucks working private ems in E.Ky.The owners don't care for their workers.It's obvious from the lack of decent pay and benefits.I wish the state would pass regulation forbidding private ems.I wish the best of luck for the people involved.
  • by emt Location: floyd co on Oct 6, 2008 at 12:44 PM
    I used to work for this company. I never drove anything that had bald tires if it was broke they fixed it. Another thing where was they transporting this patient and what was the reason for transport? You that down this company and ems do you have all the facts? It dont tell here why the transport or where too. What time of day? What was the conditions of weather and road? think about all this cause ive been there and ubtil ur there dont judge. Next time u do maybe think this way what happens if i need them? think about that before commenting next time.


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