July 22, 2017

** Ontario paramedic dragged after patient flees call scene in SUV

** Virginia paramedic charged after allegedly attacking paramedic, patient’s father

CANADA NEWS

** Ontario police in Oshweken are searching for a male patient who fled a call scene in an SUV after dragging a paramedic who had become stuck on the vehicle’s driver’s side door. That is the word from The Brantford Expositor (Michael-Allon Marion/July 17) which said the incident occurred after the man revived from an unconscious state. According to the newspaper, the driver also clipped the Six Nations Ambulance as he sped away from the scene. The paramedic, meanwhile, managed to dislodge himself after a few seconds. There is no word on whether or not he suffered any injuries. The suspect, however, remains at large.

UNITED STATES NEWS

** A Virginia paramedic from St. Paul has been charged with disorderly conduct and assault and battery on an emergency practitioner after allegedly attacking a fellow paramedic and the father of a patient. WCBY (July 17) said Sandy Ridge Rescue Squad provider Willie Jean Meade apparently became agitated with another medic after he said the latter was taking over his call. The undated incident occurred after EMS was called to respond to a 14-year-old ATV accident victim.

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