August 8, 2022

** Ontario police charge Wawa paramedic in fatal ambulance crash


** Ontario police in Wawa have charged a paramedic with careless driving causing death after a February 20th accident in which his ambulance hit a snowplow. That is the word from CTV (Chelsea Papineau/June 17) which said the unidentified practitioner, 45, who has worked EMS for over a decade, has also been tagged with careless driving causing bodily harm. According to the news site, the 11 a.m. accident killed a 68-year-old passenger in the EMS unit. The charged paramedic, meanwhile, as well as his partner, continues to recover from his injuries. If convicted, he could face up to a $50,000 fine and/or two years in prison. His licence could also be suspended for up to five years. The accused next court date is July 21.


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