Paramedic seriously injured in Harrison County ambulance crash

Published: Feb. 6, 2019 at 4:47 AM EST
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An ambulance crash sent three people to the hospital Tuesday night.

The crash happened around 8 p.m. on KY 36 at Lafferty Pike. A sheriff's deputy said the driver couldn't see well because of dense fog.

The ambulance crew was transporting a patient from a previous crash. The female patient did not receive any additional injuries. She was taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital.

A paramedic, identified as Kim Underwood, who was unrestrained while working on the patient was seriously injured in the crash. Deputies said she was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital for treatment.

EMS officials say the Underwood remains in a lot of pain, but her spirits remain high.

The driver of the ambulance was taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital as a precaution.

The ambulance was totaled as a result of the crash.

UPDATE 03:19 2/6/19: The paramedic injured in last night’s ambulance crash in Harrison Co. has been admitted to UK...

Posted by Harrison County EMS on Wednesday, February 6, 2019