FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Driver involved in wreck with ambulance dies

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Submitted: Tue, 10/04/2011 - 3:56am
Updated: Tue, 10/04/2011 - 4:59pm

UPDATE: The Highway Patrol says Sarah Allen died Monday night from her injuries.

SHALLOTTE, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County Emergency Services says two people were taken to the hospital after an ambulance ran a red light and hit a car at the intersection of US 17 and Main Street in Shallotte. It happened around 9 a.m.

Highway Patrol says the ambulance did not have its emergency response lights on and did not yield the right of way at the stoplight.

Rescue crews had to cut the driver of the car involved in the crash out of the vehicle. That driver was airlifted to New Hanover Regional, Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Anthony Marzano said.

Marzano said the ambulance crew from Amera-Tech was taking a non-emergency case to a hospital when it happened. The patient was taken by a Brunswick County ambulance to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

Highway Patrol says the driver of the ambulance was cited for failure to stop at a red light.

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61 Comments on "FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Driver involved in wreck with ambulance dies"

2015 years 8 months ago

The guy only got charged with failure to stop at a red light! Ive seen people whos Prius accelerator got stuck and hit a woman and her kids and HE GOT INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER! This isnt right. That was his screw up and he killed a girl. He should be delt with.

Kaylin Zorich
2015 years 8 months ago

for one, if you are a grown up then you should know that in a court of law if you do something wrong, even if it is a “mistake” you pay for what you did. i mean he did have a list of traffic violations he did run a red light, he did take an innocent girls life who had the right of way as he had a red light she was on the way to school and he should be able to walk away from this? HER FAMILY DESERVES JUSTICE AND NEEDS SOME KIND OF CLOSURE IN ORDER TO MAKE PEACE her brother is in prison, paying for the wrong he did she was going to college and the ameri tech driver needs to be charged her family will see to it and that will be that. regardless who likes it or not, he will pay for the life he took. who in their right mind would let someone with a list of traffic violations even drive an ambulance in the first place, she was a good girl, if it was his daughter, or your daughter, would you not want justice for something someone could have prevented had they not ran a red light and obeyed traffic laws? i knew her for years, find it ironic that an ambulance that saves peoples life killed n innocent one, and its supposed to be okay? wake up & look at the facts.
RIP SARAH ALLEN, gone but NEVER forgotten.

2015 years 8 months ago

It’s Ameritech and why would you destroy a man’s live because he made a mistake. Oh and by the way it’s slaughter, not slotter and if your going to post, try to construct your sentence so that it’s actually readable.

Destroying a man’s life is not going to bring back this young woman.

concerned paramedic
2015 years 8 months ago

you people who are talking about the driver getting manslaughter make me sick. sure it was a tragedy and my heart goes out the the girl and the family, but seriously??? i mean you werent even there so how do you know the details of the accident? i wasnt there so i for one dont and if i dont i can safely bet you dont either. the point im making is we all make mistakes and im certain he didn’t do it on purpose. i really feel the for driver who did this because i can only imagine the thoughts going through his mind, especially with you bloodthirsty excuses for a human being. think before you speak!

2015 years 8 months ago

So the world lost a great person just because the ambulance driver didnt pay attention and only gets a citation? really? i hope the family of Sarah sue because this is bullshit. she is a great person and had high hopes. its not fair. RIP Sarah…gone but NEVER FORGOTTEN.