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Jockey Kicked in Face by Horse, Then Luck Gets Even Worse

Ambulance runs over Chris Meehan's leg, breaks it

(Newser) - You might think that, once you've gotten kicked in the face by a horse, nothing worse is likely to happen to you on that particular day. Not so for Northern Irish jockey Chris Meehan, who got a gash on the jaw and a broken nose after falling from his... More »

After Baby Stops Breathing, 'Hey Siri' Comes to Rescue

Aussie mom used voice-activated feature to call ambulance as she performed CPR

(Newser) - An Aussie mom recently penned a heartfelt thank-you note to Apple, and her story of how the company's "Hey Siri" feature helped save her 1-year-old daughter is now making the rounds. Per 9to5mac.com , Stacey Gleeson noticed her daughter, Giana, wasn't breathing back in March, and as... More »

Cops: Woman Gets in Police Chase in Stolen Ambulance

And it ends in a fiery crash

(Newser) - Paramedics leaving a San Francisco apartment building with their patient Tuesday morning were shocked to find their ambulance missing, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. They had left it running when they went inside. Police used a tracking device inside the ambulance to catch up with it a short time later.... More »

Guy Busted With DUI in Stolen Ambulance

That's not the only odd DUI charge this week

(Newser) - If you're bored on the University of Rochester campus after the bars let out, don't do as this student did: Police say 22-year-old Robert Cordaro Jr. hopped into a Rural Metro ambulance around 2:20am Thursday and drove a quarter of a mile until he crashed into a... More »

Patient Flees Ambulance, Is Hit and Killed in Traffic

He ran across 5 lanes of traffic, then back into traffic

(Newser) - A patient bolted from an ambulance, ran across five lanes of traffic, and was struck and killed by cars, shutting down early morning traffic Monday on one of metro Atlanta's busiest interstates. The ambulance was transporting the patient to Grady Memorial Hospital for an evaluation shortly before 4:45am... More »

Cleveland Mayor Apologizes for Ambulance Bill Sent to Tamir Rice

It was apparently a miscommunication

(Newser) - Cleveland is sorry for sending an ambulance bill to the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old fatally shot by a city police officer while he held a pellet gun. After news broke of the $500 claim filed against Rice's estate, Mayor Frank Jackson apologized Thursday, Cleveland 19 reports. The... More »

Ambulance Service to 500K People Abruptly Shutters

And hundreds are left without jobs

(Newser) - Residents in six states are scrambling for medical transportation after First Med EMS, a private ambulance service that served more than 500,000 patients a year, shut down with no warning Friday. The company was based in North Carolina and also served areas in Kentucky, Ohio (where it was the... More »

Man Hijacks Ambulance —With Patient Inside

No one hurt in bizarre incident

(Newser) - Let's say traffic is backed up on the highway, and you're a gun-toting would-be carjacker in a hurry. What car do you grab? If you're a quick thinker like Brian Timothy Kada Jr., you carjack an ambulance and make everyone get out of your way. That's... More »

Guy Needs Ride Home, Steals Ambulance

Police say he was heading home from ... the police department

(Newser) - Here's how you take your arrest on an open container charge and snowball it into something much, much worse: Steal an ambulance to get home from the police department. That's what Cesar Garcia is accused of doing after he received the misdemeanor citation yesterday morning and was released... More »

Big Problem for Air Ambulances: Huge Patients

Providers have to upgrade helicopters or reject patients

(Newser) - Emergency medical providers across America are being forced to get bigger, stronger helicopters to deal with rising numbers of patients too heavy to be carried in the current helicopters—or too big to fit in the aircraft, NBC reports. Around 1% of patients who need medical air flights, or about... More »

Dad Dies Waiting for Ambulance, Son Gets Billed

Washington, DC, man feels 'angry, upset'

(Newser) - Durand Ford, Jr's father died before an ambulance arrived to take him to the hospital. Then the Ford family received an ambulance bill: $780.85. "I feel angry. Upset," Ford tells NBC Washington . "I'm disturbed that we even received the bill." The Washington, DC,... More »

Woman Raped by Paramedic —in Ambulance: Cops

22-year-old was being taken to hospital after falling

(Newser) - Yet another truly horrific Christmas Day story: A Connecticut woman was raped in the wee hours of Dec. 25, say police—by the paramedic who was dispatched to help her after she fell at a holiday party. Police say the 22-year-old woman suffered a head injury and lost consciousness around... More »

Man Dies in Hospital Parking Lot ...

As police helping him are told to call 911, wait for ambulance

(Newser) - Birgilio Marin-Fuentes drove himself to an Oregon hospital early Thursday morning because he was coughing and couldn’t sleep, and he almost made it—but he crashed his car into a pillar and wall in the medical center parking garage. After 20 minutes, police found him and started CPR, as... More »

Insurgents Strike Iraqi Police With Ambulance Bomb

Latest in string of attacks on security forces, gov't, Christians

(Newser) - A suicide bomber blew up an ambulance filled with explosives outside a police headquarters in Diyala Province today, in the latest in a string of insurgent attacks. The bomb killed five and wounded 76, leaving a seven-foot-wide crater in its wake. “We felt that life was over and it... More »

Ambulance Adds Hydraulic Lift for Obese Patients

Boston medical crews were straining under heavy loads

(Newser) - The cost of obesity on society has become a little less abstract for Boston. The city's Emergency Medical Services shelled out $12,000 to retrofit an ambulance with a hydraulic lift for the heaviest of patients, reports the Boston Globe . The same ambulance also has a brand-new $8,000 stretcher... More »

Man Crashes Into Ambulance Carrying His Daughter

He admitted to police he was driving too fast as he rushed home

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania man rushing home after hearing his daughter had suffered a seizure collided almost head-on … with the ambulance that was transporting the little girl. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt, WNEP reports. The four-year-old girl, who was not injured in the Friday night crash, was taken to the... More »

Snowbound Man Dies After 10 Calls to 911

Snowstorm kepts ambulances from dying man in Pittsburgh

(Newser) - The heavy snows that pummeled the East Coast last week claimed one victim in Pittsburgh whose death was surely preventable: a 50-year-old man who called 911 nine times over two days to complain of severe stomach pain. Every time an ambulance was dispatched, it got stuck in snow. Poor communication... More »

Hasselhoff Lands in Hospital, Ex Gets DUI

Lost weekend for former couple

(Newser) - The often-treated-for-alcohol-poisoning David Hasselhoff and his ex-wife appear to be operating under the same tipsy star. Hasselhoff was back in a California hospital over the weekend after he suffered a seizure and his teenage daughter called paramedics—again, reports the Daily Mail. More »

Drunk Man Steals Ambulance, Leads Low-Speed Chase

No one harmed in brief incident

(Newser) - Most drunk people grab a cab home, but a 21-year-old Kansas man was charged yesterday with stealing an ambulance and leading police on a low-speed chase through downtown Lawrence. The ambulance had been left unattended while rescue workers responded to a medical emergency, the Lawrence Journal-World reports. After a few... More »

'Drunk' Hasselhoff Rushed to Hospital

Scared teen daughter calls her mom

(Newser) - An apparently drunken David Hasselhoff was rushed to a California hospital by ambulance last night after his worried daughter called her mom, reports TMZ. Haley Hasselhoff, 17, was staying with her dad at his Encino home. Her mom, Pamela Bach, arranged for paramedics to collect the inebriated actor. The former... More »

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