Icy Road Conditions Lead To Ambulance Crash In Chippewa County

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

This morning’s icy road conditions caused an accident for an ambulance driver and his passengers in Northwest Wisconsin. WEAU reports that an ambulance heading to an area hospital slid down a slippery hill and hit several trees, leaving three people injured. Deputies said there was freezing rain at the time.

It happened around 7 a.m. Tuesday. The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department said that none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

A Cornell Ambulance responded to a person having chest pain at a residence in Cornell. Crews loaded the patient into the ambulance, and started heading to St. Joseph’s Hospital. En route, the ambulance driver lost control sliding down a hill, went off the roadway , and hit some trees. The driver, an EMT, and the patient were all hurt. No update on their status and no names of victims have been reported.

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