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NEWS: Train hits ambulance, killing 3 paramedics

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posted on Feb, 20 2005 @ 02:03 PM
A Union Pacific train hit an ambulance and killed three paramedics.The woman being transported in the ambulance who suffered either a stroke, or a heart attack,was not hurt, and was taken to the nearest hospital.
The train tried to warn the oncoming ambulance by blowing the whistle, but the driver either did not hear it, or it was too late to stop in time to avoid the train.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) -- A train slammed into an ambulance that apparently tried to get out of its path, but stopped at a rail crossing, killing all three paramedics on board. The patient in the vehicle survived, officials said.

Paramedics Jeff Ferrand, 37, and John Rook, 23, died at the scene Saturday after the Union Pacific train hit the front end of the ambulance, spinning it around and ejecting the emergency workers.

Neal said the driver apparently decided he couldn't make it across the county road crossing in rural Fulton, backed up and came only a few feet from getting out of the train's path.

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I think the ambulance driver may have seen the train coming when it was too late. With no lights on at the crossing , that may have been a factor as to the accident.
It seems ironic that the woman in the ambulance who was being taken to the hospital by the paramedics, for a stroke or heart attack, was the only one who survived the accident.

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