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3 hurt as ambulance crashes on Ala Moana Center ramp

By Star-Advertiser staff


A Honolulu paramedic was in serious condition and two other emergency crew members were hurt when an ambulance found itself in a one-vehicle collision Saturday at the Atkinson Drive ramp of the Ala Moana Shopping Center.

The 10:30 a.m. accident occurred as the ambulance was on a medical call, said Shayne Enright, spokesperson for the Honolulu Emergency Services Department.

The driver, a veteran paramedic, suffered minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital, while a second paramedic suffered serious injuries and was also transported. In addition, a firefighter sustained minor injuries and was transported to an emergency room, Enright said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, she said.

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islandsun wrote:
That place is a mess
on July 12,2014 | 03:47PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
u seen the accident?
on July 12,2014 | 05:59PM
islandsun wrote:
No, traffic was backed up on all the side streets though.
on July 12,2014 | 06:46PM
bumba wrote:
Looks like he went down a ramp but the vehicle was higher than the height clearance.
on July 12,2014 | 06:04PM
krusha wrote:
Driver was a vet too, so you figure they would know what ramps they can take and which ones to avoid. Maybe they need to install a sensor on those ambulances that will beep if the clearance is too low for the vehicle.
on July 13,2014 | 08:18AM
WatsIt2u wrote:
GGP, seriously, how da emergency responders ʻspose to respond if dey no can even get to wea dey ʻspose to respond? Do sumtin....
on July 12,2014 | 11:22PM
HanabataDays wrote:
"an ambulance found itself in a one-vehicle collision" ... gee, and I bet it didn't even know it was lost. I hope its humans came and retrieved it quickly before it was able to do any more damage to itself.
on July 13,2014 | 06:00AM
cojef wrote:
Especially freakish accident where the emergency vehicle responding is involved in a mishap and crew sent to hospital for treatment. Wow, hate have to explain the circumstances surrounding this accident or be interesting reading of the report.
on July 13,2014 | 09:53AM
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