All Taken To Cabell-Huntington Hospital
Sirens pierced the Hurricane night, Monday, March 7th, 2011. Sirens are nothing new. But this accident will be talked about in the new Putnam County EMS building for decades.
A car, driven by a female, crossed into the path of an EMS ambulance, sending two EMS crew-plus the car's driver-to the hospital.
All three had to be cut out of their vehicles.
Normally PutnamLIVE.com does not cover accidents-unless there is a fatality. Ambulance chasing is not our thing.
We are happy to report that no one died Monday night, though the car's driver is said to be in critical condition.
It happened on Midland Trail/Route 34, near U.S. 60. The sirens could be heard all the way to north Hurricane, where PutnamLIVE.com publishes. When we heard the sirens, and the radio scanner traffic, we called Putnam County Dispatch and were told several people were trapped. Not wanting to get in the way of rescuers, we made the responsible decision to stay away. This is why we don't have a photo of the accident.
The two paramedics were not seriously hurt, according to the Cabell-Huntington Hospital Emergency room. Putnam County EMS Director Cecil Kimble says Paramedic Corey Smith was treated and released from the emergency room. Chrissy Roberts was admitted. Kimble cannot release medical information due to HIPPA laws.
This accident serves as a reminder to all of us. First responders put their lives on the line to help us every day and night. To that we say "Thank you!"
Hurricane Police is investigating the accident.