Ambulance goes off icy road, ends up in ditch

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INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 8, 2014) – Not even emergency responders are immune to treacherous road conditions.

An ambulance ended up in a ditch early Wednesday morning near West 10th Street and Country Club Road around 4 a.m.

Two medics and a patient were inside. All suffered minor injuries, according to the Wayne Township Fire Department. The driver lost control on the icy road, spun and then went into the ditch. It took first responders about 15 minutes to arrive so they could get the patient out and into another ambulance.

“No matter whether it’s an ambulance or someone else’s vehicle, you know, the first thing we’re going to do is to make sure whoever is in that vehicle stabilized, especially in this weather,” said Mike Pruitt with the Wayne Township Fire Department. “But it becomes very worrisome and you see another public safety vehicle involved. Fortunately, today they suffered only minor injuries.”

Crews were working to get the ambulance out of the ditch.