November 19, 2018


Thursday, November 15, 2018

** Virginia EMS captain charged with attacking wife


** A Virginia EMS captain from Virginia Beach has been arrested and charged with assault during a domestic incident. That is the word from WAVY (Deanna Bettineschi/November 15) which said Rajeeb Islam is also facing a tag for attempting to maliciously stab, cut or wound. Islam, who was denied bail Wednesday, apparently attacked his estranged wife while at the family home to pick up some belongings. The two are involved in divorce proceedings. Along with poking his finger in his wife’s chest, Islam stands accused of attempting to run the woman over with his car. A pretrial hearing has been set for February 28th. At the time of the incident, Islam had worked for Virginia Beach EMS since 2008. Ironically, he has also been a member of the Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission for the past five years.

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Raleigh, North Carolina – Drivers could be fined $250 for not moving over for first responders while driving

Savannah, Georgia – More people turning to Uber rather than taking ambulance to hospital

Springfield, Virginia – Man assaults first responder helping him into the ambulance

Holland, Michigan – Man who posed as a medic had a history of lying

Phoenix, Arizona – Air ambulance crash survivor tells harrowing tale of survival

Melbourne, Australia – Accused paramedic attacker granted bail

Auckland, New Zealand – Around 1000 ambulance medics begin strike

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

** Indiana paramedic facing five decades in prison for fatal drunk driving crash


** A former Indiana paramedic from Michigan City could be facing up to 48 years in jail if he’s convicted of driving drunk and causing the death of two people last year. That is the word from The Herald Argus (Kelley Smith/November 11) which said trial proceedings for Tron Gorbonosenko, 41, began Tuesday. According to the newspaper, Gorbonsenko, who is free on a $25,000 bond, allegedly hit and killed Donald and Angela Kaczmarek on October 6, 2017. The Kaczmareks, who owned a local pizzeria, died at the scene. Police recorded Gorbonsenko’s blood alcohol level after the crash at 0.17. Accident reconstruction specialists said he crossed the center line while traveling around 61 mph and hit the Kaczmarek’s vehicle head-on. He was off-duty at the time. The Kaczmarek family attorney has also filed a tort claim saying police interacted with Gorbonsenko 90 minutes before the fatal collision. The claim alleges a witness saw him driving erratically, hitting both a utility pole and a parked car. Police, however, who did not file a report on the call, apparently did not detain him at the time. The suit is seeking $700,000 in damages.

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