Flying Ice Injures Pa. Ambulance Driver

December 21, 2007

An ambulance driver in Bethlehem, Pa. says ice blew off a tractor trailer, smashed her windshield, struck her on the head and showered the inside of the ambulance with ice and broken glass.

Jessica Strivelli says if the Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Co. ambulance had been carrying a patient in the back, “they’d have been hit, too.”

Strivelli says the ice struck the ambulance along Route 329 when it was en route to pick up a sick patient Wednesday.

The 22-year-old driver says she had a mild concussion and back and neck pain. Her partner, 25-year-old Danielle Westgate, had cuts on her hands. The two were treated at St. Luke’s Hospital at Fountain Hill and released.

The truck driver, Earl Seese II, was stopped after motorists followed him and called police. State police say he won’t be charged because no one was killed or seriously injured.


Information from: The Express-Times

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