EMSA shares rollover crash video to warn drivers
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
Paramedics shared dramatic video of an EMSA rollover crash that happened last month in southeast Oklahoma City as a teaching lesson so the public knows what to do in an emergency.
The number one thing people should know is that if you see an ambulance with their lights on or any emergency vehicle - you should only be doing one thing - and that's pulling over. If you don't, you could end up in a major accident.
On February 4th a truck failed to yield to a ambulance. The emergency vehicle hit the truck and then rolled on it's side. Three people were injured. On Thursday, the two EMTs that were in that ambulance share their story.
"Oh my god I can't believe that just happened you wanna make sure that your partner is okay,” said EMSA paramedic, Holly Jones.
FOX 25 met paramedics Holly Jones and Andrew Whitson outside of EMSA to shed light on an important issue.
"There's a reason why we have those lights and sirens there's somebody that needs help it could be your family it could be your friends. If you get in front of us like this incident and you just end up causing us to be patients," Whitson said.
Another big thing they talked about was something that we all should know, that seat belts save lives.
"I have no doubt that if we were not wearing seat belts we would have been ejected from the ambulance possibly dead really believe those seat belts saved our lives," Jones said.
But what happened last month isn't going to stop them from doing their job.
"You can't let something like this stop you gotta kind get back on the horse and get at it again," Whitson said.
EMSA says that if you see flashing lights you always want to pull off on to you're right, and if you can't just try not to be in there way. If you want more information on the rules and regulations pertaining to emergency vehicles just head over to EMSAOnline.com.