Ambulance Crash Sends Three to Local Trauma Center

IMG_3498A Sullivan County EMS ambulance was travelling down Highway 11W on Saturday when it exited the roadway, travelled over an embankment, and came to rest injuring three EMS personnel on-board.

As all of us in the area are part of a much larger family, it’s the call that no one ever wants to hear knowing that their co-workers/ fellow emergency responders¬†are involved. Sullivan County EMS provides the EMS coverage for the City of Kingsport and Sullivan County.

A number of Sullivan County agencies responded to the call for help yesterday afternoon. There were three employees on-board when the accident occurred. Additional ambulances from Sullivan County responded to the crash to take care of their own as Kingsport Life-Saving Crew and Sullivan County EMA personnel responded with the rescue tools needed to extricate them. Bloomingdale VFD, Sullivan County FD, Sullivan Co. SO, and several other agencies assisted.

IMG_3497All three personnel were transported to Holston Valley Medical Center by either ground or air transport.

Please continue to keep all parties involved in your thoughts and prayers. Kingsport Fire works close with SCEMS on all of the calls that we respond on and this call hit home for all the responders that went to help.

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