LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
An American Medical Reaction employee and a client were eliminated after a transportation van rolled over on Las Vegas Boulevard at the 215 highway late Monday night.
Nevada Highway Patrol stated the crash occurred at around 11:47 p.m. Monday.
Inning accordance with NHP, the chauffeur of the Ford Econoline cargo van lost control while transferring a non-ambulatory patient to a knowledgeable nursing facility. NHP stated the driver was gong too quickly for the wet road conditions and lost control of the van. It began to turn counterclockwise, went off the road on the left side, and struck a fence on the Interstate 15 junction to westbound Interstate 215.
AMR attendant Garry John, 57, and client Robert Niedbalski, 58, remained in the back of the van and died from their injuries suffered in the crash.
“This is a first responder we lost,” Cannon fodder Jason Buratczuk said. “When NHP responds to these deadly crashes it’s constantly a tragedy but it strikes house when it’s one of our own.”
NHP stated there was dashcam footage from the transport van.
Scott White, regional director for AMR and Medicwest, stated the automobile began transferring the client at 11:29 p.m. At 11:48 p.m., the driver called out “mayday” two times over the radio. Dispatch then informed the supervisor. Supervisors and other first responders went to the scene.
It is with heavy hearts that NHP Troopers are investigating a fatal crash including an AMR ambulance. A client and very first responder are confirmed departed. Our hearts go out to the patients family and our first responders at AMR. #?????? #?????? #nhpsocomm pic.twitter.com/CK06vQUj6e!.?.!— NHP Southern Command( @NHPSouthernComm) February 13, 2018 The chauffeur was required to University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. He was launched from the medical facility on Tuesday. White said,”this is a very unfortunate day. “He added that John had actually been with the business for 4 years and
will be “sorely missed.”John was described as being “friendly in nature.”The chauffeur of the AMR car stated he did not wish to be recognized and said he was extremely shaken up and wished to extend his inmost condolences to the family of John and Niedbalski. White said he wished to”send them our inmost acknowledgement “when he resolved the victim’s household during an interview.” We see individuals at their worst, and we go to
assist, “White said. “Everyone got in this service to help so this hits home to know someone we had in our care, and then this
occurs.”White stated the transport vans do have restraints for the chauffeur, attendant, and patient. He said the” attendant did have (the )restraint system.” The I-15 northbound to 215 westbound ramp was
closed. #breaking Deadly Crash LV Blvd to go IR215 WB. Ambulance Rollover, 2 deceased at this time.
15NB to IR215WB ramp closed. PIO Enroute. Expect hold-ups in the location. Inspect back for updates #buckleup #drivesafenv #nhpsocomm– NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm)
February 13, 2018 American Medical Response launched a declaration on social networks following the crash:
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