ShareThis Page
Todays Stories

3 treated after loaded ambulance crashes in Armstrong County

| Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, 1:45 p.m.

Emergency dispatchers say three people — including an elderly patient — were being treated after the ambulance they were riding in crashed into a ditch in South Buffalo Township.

Armstrong County 911 dispatchers say a medical helicopter was initially thought to be necessary, but wasn't called after crews responded on the ground to the crash in South Buffalo Township, about 30 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

The crash was reported about 10:50 a.m. Wednesday.

A dispatch supervisor couldn't say whether the patient in the ambulance was being transported during an emergency call or was simply being moved for another reason. The others injured in the crash were the driver and another ambulance employee.

The extent of their injuries wasn't immediately clear and authorities didn't release the names of the victims.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me