2 Lebanon medics injured in crash involving ambulance, semitrailer

2 Lebanon medics injured in crash involving ambulance, semitrailer

LEBANON — Two Lebanon Division of Fire medics were injured in a crash involving their ambulance and a semitrailer on state Route 48 Sunday afternoon, according to investigators.

The crash was reported at the intersection of state Route 48 and Miller Road around 11 a.m. Sunday.

A preliminary investigation found the ambulance, driven by Lebanon medic Ryan Dolley, 20, of Miamisburg, was traveling on Miller Road, on an emergency run with lights and sirens on, when the ambulance was hit by the semi traveling south on state Route 48, state troopers said in a media release.

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The crash caused the ambulance to overturn, hitting a curb and utility pole, while the semitrailer jackknifed after the impact, state troopers said.

Dolley and the other medic in the ambulance, identified as Emily Reynolds, were injured in the crash and transported to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to state troopers.

Dolley and Reynolds have since been treated and released after suffering “bumps and bruises,” Lebanon Fire Chief Steve Johnson said in a message posted to Facebook.

The driver of the semi, identified as Monte Wiederhold, 64, of Lebanon, was not hurt in the crash.

While the ambulance was on an emergency run, there were no patients in the vehicle, Johnson said.

Potential factors in the crash are still under investigation, however drugs or alcohol are not suspected to be a factor.

Additional details were not released.

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Posted by Lebanon Division of Fire on Sunday, November 22, 2020