Orange County Paramedic injured by distracted driver

Orange County, FL, Orange County Fire & Rescue crews were working on the scene of an accident when a driver on her cell phone veered into the scene hitting a paramedic and four pedestrians. From the Orlando Sentinal:

A woman investigators said caused a crash that seriously injured a paramedic on Valentines Day was distracted because she was using a cell phone, a recently-released Florida Highway Patrol report shows.

Winter Garden resident Ada Santos was driving the westbound 2005 Hyundai that struck Orange County Fire Rescue engineer paramedic Chad Lowrey and four others.

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About Joel

I am a paramedic, firefighter and I work for an organ procurement organization. All stories related to work have been altered to HIPPA standards and for the protection of those involved. The personal stories are different. Photography, flying, aviation, hiking, camping, travel, geocaching, amateur radio are a few of my hobbies.
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2 Responses to Orange County Paramedic injured by distracted driver

  1. Greg Friese says:

    I had not heard this specific story. I am now assuming that any MVC is either due to alcohol, distracted driving or both.

    • rescuemonkey says:

      Greg, I am happy that I could pass this story along. Distracted driving is becoming a large problem everywhere. I think it will be an issue for some time to come as most people don’t think it could happen to them.

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