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Clark County (WQOW)- Two EMTs have been released from the hospital after the ambulance they were riding in was struck by an alleged drunk driver.
Kevin Colby, 35, has been arrested on suspicion of OWI. The Clark County Sheriff's Department says the car Colby was driving went through a stop sign early Saturday morning and hit the ambulance causing it to flip onto its side, and slide down the road. It happened halfway between Greenwood and Neillsville on Highway 73.
The sheriff's department says the driver of the ambulance was not injured, but the two EMTs riding in the back were taken to the hospital. The ambulance was returning from a call so there weren't any patients inside. Colby and his passenger were also taken to the hospital.
Sunday night, the sheriff's department says the EMTs and Colby have been treated and released. Colby's passenger was admitted overnight for observation.
Clark County (WQOW) - A man is in custody Saturday night after a car and ambulance collide in Clark County.
It happened halfway between Greenwood and Neillsville, on Highway 73, around four Saturday morning.
35 year-old Kevin Colby of Loyal was arrested on suspicion of operating a car while intoxicated. The Clark County Sheriff's Department says the car Colby was driving went through a stop sign and hit the ambulance, causing it to flip onto the driver's side and slide down the road..
The sheriff's department says the driver of the ambulance was not injured, but the two EMT's riding in the back were taken to the hospital. They say Colby and the other passenger in his car were also transported to the hospital. The sheriff's department says none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. They say the ambulance was returning from a call, so there weren't any patients inside.
Clark County Sheriff's Department (Press Release) - On Saturday, June 8, 2013, at about 3:54 am, the Greenwood Ambulance radioed that they had been hit at the intersection of CTH H and STH 73. Upon arrival of the Clark County Sheriff's Department personnel one car was found with significant damage at the northwest corner of the intersection. The Greenwood Ambulance was found north of the intersection resting on the driver side.
Preliminary investigation indicates a westbound car on CTH H, operated by Kevin M. Colby, 35, Loyal and a passenger identified as Angela M. Colby, 35, Loyal, went through the stop sign at STH 73. The car then struck the right rear corner of the Greenwood Ambulance. This caused the ambulance to spin to the right and overturn onto the driver side and slide down the road. Both Colby's were transported to Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.
The driver of the ambulance, Delmond R. Horn, 46, Greenwood was not injured. EMT's in the back of the ambulance, Roberta M. Hansen, 50, Greenwood and Denet S. Oldham, 48, Greenwood, both received injuries requiring transport to Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital. The ambulance was returning from a call so no patient was in the ambulance at the time of crash.
All injuries are believed to be non life-threatening. Kevin Colby was arrested on suspicion of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated.
The Neillsville Fire Department, Neillsville Ambulance Service and Wisconsin State Patrol all assisted at the scene. Investigation is continuing by the Sheriff's Department and State Patrol.
Clark County (WQOW) - An ambulance that had just dropped off a patient was hit early Saturday morning in Clark County.
It happened around 4 a.m. at Highway 73 and County H near Neillsville. A total of four people were injured in the accident. None of the injuries are life-threatening. The driver of the purple car was arrested for drunk driving. Highway 73 was blocked in both directions while crews were on scene.
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