Paramedic disciplined for Tallahassee ambulance crash

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
July 10, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A Leon County EMS paramedic has been disciplined for a crash in May.

The ambulance was transporting a patient, with lights and sirens on, when it collided with another vehicle just after 11:30 pm on May 25, at the intersection of Capital Circle SE and Blair Stone Road.

A Leon County spokesperson says an internal review found the ambulance driver did not properly clear the intersection where the crash happened.

The spokesperson says that paramedic has served a suspension and gone through remedial driver training. Their performance will continue to be monitored, according to the county.

"Prior to the May accident, the paramedic maintained a good driving record and had completed extensive driver safety training," spokesman Matt Cavell said in a statement.

"We take ambulance driver training very seriously and provide extensive annual driver training to every Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic," said Cavell.

He noted that the county's training level exceeds state and national regulatory standards.



 
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