News: Paramedic dies after ambulance crash in Pittsburgh’s North Oakland area
PITTSBURGH, PA — A 23-year-old paramedic died Sunday night after an ambulance crash in Pittsburgh’s North Oakland neighborhood, reports WPXI.
The fatal accident happened in the area of Fifth Avenue and Morewood Avenue. First responders were called to the scene shortly after 11:00 p.m.
It was unclear what caused the crash, but Pittsburgh Public Safety said up to three vehicles were impacted.
The involved paramedic, who was found in cardiac arrest, was rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was later pronounced deceased, confirmed Penn Hills officials.
A man who was in the passenger seat was also taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. He sustained head trauma, a possible concussion, and multiple cuts to his face.
Medics also transported a driver of a different involved vehicle to a hospital with stomach pain.
No further details have been released at this time, but Pittsburgh Police said the wrecked ambulance was not carrying any patients at the time of the accident.
An investigation remains ongoing.
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