Rollover ambulance accident kills patient, injures EMT, driver

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SEDGWICK COUNTY, Colo. — An accident northeastern Colorado early Sunday morning involving an ambulance killed a patient and injured the two responder staff members on board, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office said.

The sheriff’s office said on its Facebook page that a Sedgwick County Ambulance Service unit with an EMT, first responder and patient was involved in a rollover accident east of Brush on Interstate 76.

According to the Julesburg Advocate, the ambulance lost control and rolled 1 1/4 times.

The patient was killed and the EMT in back was seriously injured. The driver was treated in Fort Morgan and released for lesser injuries.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, the ambulance was traveling at least 20 mph under the speed limit and was encountering inclement weather, the Julesburg Advocate reported.

The EMT was last reported in the Northern Colorado Medical Center in serious but stable condition, according to the Julesburg Advocate.

The Kiowa Fire Protection District shared the sheriff’s office post with a comment, “Just a constant reminder of how dangerous our job can be.”

There was no update on the condition of the injured EMT and driver nor an explanation from authorities on what caused the accident.

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