December 16, 2018


Friday, December 14, 2018

** Ontario paramedic handed additional charges in November driving death


** A Peel Region, Ontario paramedic is facing additional charges in the death of car passenger Shawn Harpur, 27, on November 5th. That is the word from Global News (Ken Mann/December 13) which said Welland resident Aaron Dobbs, 22, has now also been charged with dangerous driving causing death and criminal negligence causing death. The sole previous tag was impaired driving causing death. According to the news site, police say Dobbs was off-duty and behind the wheel when his vehicle crashed into Lake Ontario near Edgemere Estates. Harpur died in the crash. A spokesman for the Peel Region Paramedics Union said Dobbs was a recent hire at the time of the incident. There is no word on any upcoming court date.

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West Kelowna, BC – Driver attacked paramedic, RCMP says

Garrison, Maryland – Man in critical condition after being struck by ambulance

Kingsport, Tennessee – Sullivan EMS “Fill The Box” helps collect toys for Salvation Army Angel Tree

London, UK – Ambulance vandalism: bins and scooters used in attacks

West Midlands, UK – Man arrested for attacking paramedics trying to treat him

Dublin, Republic of Ireland – Ambulance staff defer strike after HSE threatens to seek injunction

Perth, Western Australia – WA opposition says ambulance ramping rates are soaring

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