It's often true that if someone's timing, focus or other actions had been different by just a few seconds or minutes, a fatal collision would have been avoided. These considerations come to mind regarding a fatal accident in Georgia that left two emergency technicians dead along with the patient in the county ambulance they were operating. It happened recently at about 5 a.m. on state Highway 32 near Ocilla in south Georgia.
The EMT victims were a 44-year-old woman of Axson who was driving the ambulance and a 56-year-old man from Ashburn who was in the passenger seat. Also dead was their 65-year-old male patient of Tifton who was being taken to the hospital for emergency medical reasons. According to witnesses, the ambulance was traveling east on the highway at a high speed with sirens and lights activated. A westbound semitrailer jack-knifed across the center line and into the path of the ambulance.