3 Kahnawake Paramedics Suffer Non-Serious Injuries in Ambulance Accident
Written by Paul Graif on January 18, 2021
One of Kahnawà:ke’s two ambulances was involved in a “pretty significant accident” yesterday afternoon according to Fire Chief David Scott. Scott says the ambulance was transporting a patient to Anna Laberge Hospital in Chateauguay when it was involved in an accident with another vehicle. It happened at the lights near the hospital after 3:30 pm. Scott says the three Paramedics from Kahnawake all suffered injuries that he deemed “not serious.” According to Scott, all 3 were taken to hospital for examination.
“I know there’s a concussion, there’s stitches and there’s a broken finger and they’re, all three of them are very sore, but they’ll be returning to work soon. Some of them are off for a little bit of time but they’ll be returning back to work.”
The patient in the ambulance was transferred to another ambulance. The driver of the second vehicle was also hurt and transported to hospital. Scott says the ambulance is out of service for now as it suffered “pretty significant damage.”
The Fire Chief says they rely on a command vehicle that substitutes as a 2nd response vehicle:
“It’s been done for years and years and years, we’ve always had the command vehicle out on calls if the ambulance was in for oil changes or service; it’s a norm for us.”