Two paramedics were injured when their MEDIC truck overturned at least twice in a trucking accident this morning. “There was certainly potential for serious injuries, we are thankful these guys weren’t seriously injured,” said a MEDIC spokesman.
The two-person crew was in transit to a call near Charlotte/Douglas International Airport at approximately 11:15 a.m. when the trucked rolled over. Police are investigating, it is currently unclear as to what caused the truck accident.
The truck came to rest on its left side. One of the paramedics were trapped inside and Charlotte Fire Department had to pull the roof off to release him from the vehicle. Both paramedics were transported to Prebysterian Hospital.
Both men were wearing seatbelts thankfully, which prevented more serious injury, especially in a rollover accident.
Although paramedic trucks are top-heavy and susceptible to rollovers, accidents involving MEDIC crews are few and far between.