Michigan State Police Release
Serious Traffic Crash: Friday, January 4 2019: MSP Metro South Post was contacted by the Van Buren Township police department to handle a traffic crash that occurred on Ecorse Rd near Van Buren that involves an EMS unit.
Preliminary investigation revealed that on 1/4/2019 at approximately 1 05 PM a Huron Valley Ambulance (HVA) was transporting a cardiac arrest patient to the hospital. Both paramedics were working on the patient so a Van Buren firefighter was driving the ambulance.
As it approached intersection of Ecorse/Haggerty, HVA slowed to clear the intersection before proceeding. Once within the intersection another motorist struck the ambulance rolling the HVA on to its side.
A paramedic within the back was critically injured with a head injury. The patient still in critical condition due to cardiac issues.
Another ambulance transported involved to St. Joseph in Ypsilanti for treatment.
All of this information is subject to change. MSP Traffic Crash reconstruction units are on scene along with Metro South Troopers.
More information will be released as it becomes available.
Van Buren Fire Dispatch Audio
Serious Traffic Crash: MSP Metro South Post was contacted by the Van Buren Township police department to handle a traffic crash that occurred on Ecorse Rd near Van Buren that involves an EMS unit. pic.twitter.com/h7eHEj1RCX— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) January 4, 2019
Michigan State Police Update/Van Buren Twp HVA Accident:
Van Buren Twp Crash Injury Update: The firefighter driving the ambulance from Van Buren FD/PD is stable with complaints of neck/back pain.
The female medic (25yrs old) has broken nose, head laceration, possible broken shoulder/collarbone and bruises. Male medic (45yrs old) has bruising, swelling on arms, head and possible pelvis injury.
Original passenger that was in ambulance (79yrs old female) was alive upon transport to hospital but has a non-life sustaining brain bleed due to original reason for transport (stroke) and is in very critical condition.
Driver of at fault vehicle (69 year old female) has a broken ankle. MSP is continuing to investigate this crash. No further updates unless medical conditions change.
Van Buren Twp Crash Injury Update:— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) January 4, 2019
The firefighter driving ambulance from Van Buren FD/PD is stable complaints of neck/back pain. pic.twitter.com/lpJk7KvF0R