August 15, 2018

** Moving Australian ambulance hit by large rock lobbed from overpass; vehicle damaged, but no one injured

AUSTRALIA NEWS

** Queensland Ambulance Service bosses say a Gold Coast EMS unit has been taken out of service after some teens lobbed a large rock at a moving ambulance Sunday. The Sydney Morning Herald (Toby Crockford/March 25) said the 12:30 p.m. incident played out with the windshield shattering as the projectile came down from a highway overpass. According to the newspaper, no one was injured in the incident, but a second crew had to be dispatched to respond to the original EMS call. Service spokesman Michael Augustus said the Sunday attack could have been much worse, if the prehospital driver had lost control and hit other vehicles. The waiting patient could also have suffered due to the delay in sending other medics. The ambulance is now out of commission till sometime this evening. Police, meanwhile, who have issued a public plea for information, are investigating.

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